pie

A pie is a baked dessert with a pastry crust. If your favorite kind of pie is apple, you might order it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Most pie is sweet, but there are also meat and vegetable pies, often called "pot pies." Like dessert pies, these savory dishes are often topped with pastry. Other pies have a bottom crust and an open top, while some have both a top and bottom pastry crust. If something is described as "easy as pie," it's very easy — though it's arguable whether it's really all that easy to make a pie.

Definitions of pie
  1. noun
    dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
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    tart
    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
    patty
    small pie or pasty
    meat pie
    pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
    quiche
    a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables)
    apple tart
    a small open pie filled with sliced apples and sugar
    lobster tart
    a pastry shell filled with cooked lobster
    tartlet
    a small tart usually used as a canape
    pasty
    small meat pie or turnover
    tourtiere
    a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
    shepherd's pie
    pie of hash covered with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven
    steak and kidney pie
    steak with sauteed kidneys and onions cooked in wine and stock then covered with pastry and baked
    kidney pie
    like steak and kidney pie but without steak
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    pastry
    any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
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