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pie plate


a round 1-3 inch deep 9-11 inch diameter pan with sloped sides for baking pies; also called pie pan


Use a glass pie plate or a dull metal pie plate for making pies.

Word Origin

by 1583

Usage Note

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  • The pie plate crackled and hissed in the steady, small hands.

    The Putnam Tradition Sonya Hess Dorman
  • After lining a pie plate with pie crust, fill it with red raspberries.

  • Stew slightly, sweeten, pour into a pie plate, lined with paste.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • Line a pie plate with paste rolled a little thicker than a dollar.

  • He pushed the pie plate away from him and uttered a contented sigh.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Beat to mix and then pour in a pie plate lined with plain pastry.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson
  • The scientist dipped out a small quantity of the white fluid and carefully poured it into the pie plate.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • The tiny torch made a blurred, whipping streak of light and dropped unerringly into the pie plate in the middle of the yard.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • Pare, core and cut five sour apples into eighths; place evenly in a pie plate lined with the usual pie pastry.

  • Put some mashed potatoes in a buttered shirred egg dish or pie plate.

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