The main difference between Pie and Tart is that the Pie is a baked dish and Tart is a baked dessert dish, a filled pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry.
A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients.
Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie (also single-crust or bottom-crust), has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Shortcrust pastry is a typical kind of pastry used for pie crusts, but many things can be used, including baking powder biscuits, mashed potatoes, and crumbs.
Pies can be a variety of sizes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings.
A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry. The pastry is usually shortcrust pastry; the filling may be sweet or savoury, though modern tarts are usually fruit-based, sometimes with custard. Tartlet refers to a miniature tart; an example would be egg tarts. The categories of ‘tart’, ‘flan’, ‘quiche’, and ‘pie’ overlap, with no sharp distinctions.
A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.
“The family had steak and kidney pie for dinner and cherry pie for dessert.”
Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.
“Shepherd’s pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.”
The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
A disorderly mess of spilt type.
An especially badly bowled ball.
a gluttonous person.
A pie chart.
The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).
“I’d like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.”
(of printing types) To reduce to confusion; to jumble.
Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
“I ate a very tart apple.”
high or too high in acidity.
Sharp; keen; severe.
“He gave me a very tart reply.”
A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
To practice prostitution
To practice promiscuous sex