ram·e·kin | \ˈram-kən, ˈra-mi-\
variants: or less commonly ramequin

Definition of ramekin 

1 : a preparation of cheese especially with bread crumbs or eggs baked in a mold or shell

2 : an individual baking dish

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Spray individual ramekins with nonstick cooking spray. The Courier-Journal, "A shareable potluck classic goes fun with broccoli and cheese pies for one," 2 June 2018 Butter or coat with cooking spray a 2-quart or 8 individual 1-cup ramekins. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Cut puff pastry into strips ⅛ inch thick; arrange in a lattice pattern, pressing the ends against the ramekins, and brush the pastry with the egg. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Peach Crisp with Granola Streusel Recipe," 10 May 2010 Divide among individual ramekins or pour into a freezer-safe serving dish. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 Divide among individual ramekins or pour into a freezer-safe serving dish. Jason Wilson, sacbee, "Vermont industry turns over a new leaf | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 Evenly divide the macaroni mixture among 8 four-ounce ramekins. Country Living, "Sage Baked Macaroni and Cheese," 16 Feb. 2018 The mixture then gets divided among ramekins, set to chill, and topped with a dollop of whipped and sweetened coconut cream. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "The Simplest Coconut-Chocolate Mousse Just So Happens to Be Vegan," 5 Jan. 2018 Spoon the fruit mixture into your ramekins and top with the crumble mixture. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of ramekin

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ramekin

French ramequin, from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram cream

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English Language Learners Definition of ramekin

: a small, usually round bowl that has steep sides and that is used for cooking and serving food for one person

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