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Pear-shaped croustade
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Flaky pastry or puff pastry
Cookbook: Croustade  Media: Croustade

A croustade is a French culinary term meaning a crust or pie-crust of any type. They are usually made of flaky pastry or puff pastry, but there are also bread croustades (croustade de pain de mie), potato croustades (petites croustades en pommes de terre duchesse), rice, semolina and vermicelli croustades, among others.

The term is derived from the Italian term crostata, and the English term custard derives from it.[1]


  1. ^ Skeat: 1911. Page 125.