pot·pie | \ ˈpät-ˈpī , -ˌpī \

Definition of potpie 

: pastry-covered meat and vegetables cooked in a deep dish

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In addition to sweet pies, the menu features savory items such as quiche, chicken potpie, shepherd’s pie, meaty sandwiches, soups and side dishes. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts," 12 July 2018 Like the rest of the two-level restaurant, the garden is decorated with vintage touches — a setting for American food that sticks to comfort, not adventure, with mac and cheese, matzo ball soup, assorted flatbreads and chicken potpie. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Korean Food Under a Japanese Influence, at the Bari," 8 May 2018 Other things will be happening, and the shop's special-occasion Chicken Lickin chicken potpie will be available along with the sweet stuff. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Go ahead and make (ir)rational choices for National Pi Day. Your stomach will thank you | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Mar. 2018 Trim the fat and calories from comforting potpie by using flaky phyllo dough instead of pastry crust. Country Living, "Turkey Potpie with Phyllo Crust Recipe," 28 Sep. 2010 Place potpies on a baking sheet and bake until bubbling and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Country Living, "Turkey Potpie with Phyllo Crust Recipe," 28 Sep. 2010 One: The editors in attendance will liberally partake of the white wine on offer but barely touch the chicken potpie in the interest of maintaining fighting weight. Phoebe Eaton, Harper's BAZAAR, "L'Wren Scott Rocks," 23 Mar. 2011 Top 1 potpie with phyllo squares and lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray. Country Living, "Turkey Potpie with Phyllo Crust Recipe," 28 Sep. 2010 These petite potpies are adorable to look at and even better to eat, filled with a sweet and zesty combo of Anjou pears, raspberries, cinnamon and crystallized ginger with a buttery pie crust top. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Little Pear-Raspberry Potpies," 13 Jan. 2010

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of potpie

: a mixture of meat and vegetables that is covered with a layer of pastry and cooked in a deep dish

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