A pastry is a sweet baked good. If you are into fruit tarts or chocolate eclairs, then you've got a thing for pastries.

Most pastries start out as a soft dough or batter made from flour, sugar, eggs, milk, and butter. A tray of pastry at breakfast could include Danishes and croissants, while dessert pastries might be baklava, cream puffs, and strudel. All of these are variously flavored baked sweets, some formed from thin layers of flaky dough and others filled with fruit, cream, or other fillings. Another type of pastry is pie crust, a buttery dough that forms the base (and sometimes topping) for pies. Pastry originally meant "food made from paste," and paste meant "dough."

Definitions of pastry
  1. noun
    any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
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    pie crust, pie shell
    pastry used to hold pie fillings
    dowdy, pandowdy
    deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
    pastry with a creamy almond-flavored filling
    pastry with a topping of streusel
    a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust
    timbale, timbale case
    small pastry shell for creamy mixtures of minced foods
    dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
    French pastry
    sweet filled pastry made of especially puff paste
    bouchee, patty shell
    shell of puff paste
    sausage roll
    sausage meat rolled and baked in pastry
    sausage baked in batter
    puff paste shell filled with a savory meat mixture usually with a sauce
    thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
    rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey
    a small hollow pastry that is typically filled with cream and covered with chocolate
    a light inflated pastry or puff shell
    rugelach, ruggelach, rugulah
    pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)
    apple tart
    a tart filled with sliced apples and sugar
    a small open pie with a fruit filling
    cobbler, deep-dish pie
    a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
    shoofly pie
    open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
    mince pie
    pie containing mincemeat
    apple pie
    pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
    lemon meringue pie
    pie containing lemon custard and topped with meringue
    blueberry pie
    pie containing blueberries and sugar
    rhubarb pie
    pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
    pecan pie
    pie made of pecans and sugar and corn syrup and butter and eggs
    pumpkin pie
    pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar
    squash pie
    similar to pumpkin pie but made with winter squash instead of pumpkin
    a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream
    small pie or pasty
    chou, cream puff
    puff filled with cream or custard
    meat pie
    pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
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    baked goods
    foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
  2. noun
    a dough of flour and water and shortening
    synonyms: pastry dough
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    pate feuillete, puff paste
    dough used for very light flaky rich pastries
    tissue thin sheets of pastry used especially in Greek dishes
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    a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
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