pielike, adj.
/puy/, n.
1. a baked food having a filling of fruit, meat, pudding, etc., prepared in a pastry-lined pan or dish and often topped with a pastry crust: apple pie; meat pie.
2. a layer cake with a filling of custard, cream jelly, or the like: chocolate cream pie.
3. a total or whole that can be divided: They want a bigger part of the profit pie.
4. an activity or affair: He has his finger in the political pie too.
5. pizza.
6. easy as pie, extremely easy or simple.
7. nice as pie, extremely well-behaved, agreeable, or the like: The children were nice as pie.
a. the illusory prospect of future benefits: Political promises are often pie in the sky.
b. a state of perfect happiness; utopia: to promise pie in the sky.
[1275-1325; ME, of obscure orig.]
/puy/, n.
[1200-50; ME < OF < L pica, akin to picus woodpecker]
/puy/, n., v.t., pied, pieing.
/puy/, n.
(in England before the Reformation) a book of ecclesiastical rules for finding the particulars of the service for the day.
Also, pye.
[1470-80; trans. of L pica PIE2; the allusion is obscure; cf. PICA1]
/puy/, n.
a former bronze coin of India, the 12th part of an anna. Cf. naya paisa, paisa, pice.
[1855-60; < Marathi pa'i lit., a fourth]

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      dish made by lining a shallow container with pastry and filling the container with a sweet or savoury mixture. A top crust may be added; the pie is baked until the crust is crisp and the filling is cooked through. Pies have been popular in the United States since colonial times, so much so that apple pie has become symbolic of traditional American home cooking. The typical American pie is round, 8–10 inches (20–25 cm) in diameter, 2–3 inches (5–8 cm) thick, and usually contains a sweet filling of fruit, custard, or a pastry cream. Some American specialties are pecan pie, pumpkin custard pie (traditionally served on Thanksgiving Day), lemon pie with a soft meringue topping, and shoofly pie, a Pennsylvania Dutch (see Pennsylvania German) pie with a rich filling containing molasses.

      In the United Kingdom, meat, game, and fish pies have been staple dishes since the Middle Ages. Steak and kidney, pork, game, veal and ham, and poultry are all popular. Tourtière, a pork pie, is one of Canada's national dishes.

      Tarts are similar to pies and the names are often used interchangeably. Tarts are made with short rather than flaky pastry and are frequently baked “blind,” or empty, and filled after baking. A flan is a tart made in an open-bottom pan that is placed on a baking sheet. Tarts and flans, which are usually straight-sided, are often removed from their pans before serving. Because pies are baked in pans with flaring sides, they are usually served from the pans.

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