Definition of pie crust in US English:

pie crust

(also piecrust)


  • 1The baked pastry crust of a pie.

    • ‘‘Uh huh,’ Texas said through a mouthful of left-over piecrust.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1North American The dough used to make pie crusts.
      ‘my mother was rolling out pie crust on the table’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Brush some beaten egg white over piecrust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.’
      • ‘Roll out your favorite piecrust about 1/4 inch thick or less.’
      • ‘Unfold refrigerated piecrusts to make pot pies, Jamaican patties, empanadas and apple turnovers.’


pie crust

/ˈpī ˌkrəst//ˈpaɪ ˌkrəst/