One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The baked pastry crust of a pie.
- ‘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.’
- ‘There's a lantern procession, carols and much feasting on stargazy pie with pilchard heads poking through the piecrust.’
- ‘Why, they're two of the finest cooks who ever blancoed a burnt 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.’
- ‘‘Uh huh,’ Texas said through a mouthful of left-over piecrust.’
- 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.’
- ‘Unfold refrigerated piecrusts to make pot pies, Jamaican patties, empanadas and apple turnovers.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Use as little moisture as possible when making low-fat piecrusts.’
- ‘Roll out your favorite piecrust about 1/4 inch thick or less.’
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