Definition of pie crust in English:

pie crust

noun

  • 1The baked pastry crust of a pie.

    • ‘‘Uh huh,’ Texas said through a mouthful of left-over piecrust.’
    • ‘All day long the smell of ginger, various berries, sugar, molasses, piecrust, and the warm yeasty smell of bread permeated the air in the kitchens all over the region.’
    • ‘The book doesn't just have recipes; it has the science of piecrusts, fillings, and toppings (meringues, whipped creams) laid out in excruciating detail for those of us who are still struggling to live up to our mothers.’
    • ‘Why, they're two of the finest cooks who ever blancoed a burnt piecrust.’
    • ‘There's a lantern procession, carols and much feasting on stargazy pie with pilchard heads poking through the piecrust.’
    1. 1.1North American [mass noun] Shortcrust pastry:
      ‘my mother was rolling out pie crust on the table’
      • ‘Brush some beaten egg white over piecrust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.’
      • ‘Fourthly, although I am not one for making the world's best pastry, I'd read about Shuna's easy to make piecrust and concluded that her interesting-sounding method looked like a fun one to try out.’
      • ‘Unfold refrigerated piecrusts to make pot pies, Jamaican patties, empanadas and apple turnovers.’
      • ‘Use as little moisture as possible when making low-fat piecrusts.’
      • ‘Roll out your favorite piecrust about 1/4 inch thick or less.’

Pronunciation:

pie crust

/ˈpʌɪ krʌst/