- flour dough or paste made with shortening and used for the crust of pies, tarts, etc.
- foods made with this, as pies and tarts
- broadly, all fancy baked goods, including cakes, sweet rolls, etc.
- a single pie, cake, croissant, etc.
Origin of pastrysee paste and -ery
- Dough or paste consisting primarily of shortening or another fatty substance mixed with flour and water, often baked and used as a crust for sweet foods such as pies and tarts.
- a. Baked sweet foods made with pastry: Viennese pastry.b. One of these baked foods.
- Informal A sweet baked good.
Origin of pastryMiddle English pastree from paste paste, dough ; see paste1.
paste +"Ž -ry, or Old French pastaierie.