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

n dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

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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
small pie or pasty
meat pie
pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
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
a small tart usually used as a canape
small meat pie or turnover
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
Type of:
any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

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