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Allie asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

What is the difference between a tart, a pudding and a pie?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A tart is usually baked in a removable bottomed- pan with short fluted edges. A pie has taller crust, and crust on top. A pudding is a custard. Unless you're British and it's slang for dessert.

    • Nikki P
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      2 months agoReport

      not all pies have a crust on top. Pumpkin pie, lemon meringue, key lime pie to name a few

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  • 2 months ago

    I prefer a pudding over a pop tart and I don't want pie because pie makes me fat.

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  • 2 months ago

    A tart usually has a shallower shell, typically a pastry shell but could be nut or made from other ingredients.. Can be sweet or savory

    A Pie usually has a deeper shell, typically a pastry but could be made from other ingredients. Some have a crust on top some do not.  Topping could be pastry, crumb or other. 

    Pudding has many definitions. Could be a custard base the thickener is mostly egg, dairy base with a thickener of of some starch flour, cornstarch...Examples might be Yorkshire Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Rice Pudding, Bread Pudding

    "Pudding" could almost mean any form of dessert. 

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  • Cara
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    2 months ago

    Here in the UK a tart has a pastry base with something delicious on top of it, sweet or savoury, but no pastry lid; a pie has pastry top, sides and bottom, with a sweet or savoury filling; a pudding is not pastry but is often more like a cake, or some other sweet dish such as rice pudding, made with milk, sugar and rice, or Christmas pudding, which has a lot of fruit and spices in it. Pudding was also the standard word for the sweet course that follows the main course, but this is probably considered old-fashioned now.

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  • 2 months ago

    A pie is dish of fruit, vegetables or a thick pudding with a base of pastry, often covered with a top of pastry or mashed potatoes.

    A tart is a smaller, one serving pie.

    A pudding is a food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, often made with a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.

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  • 2 months ago

    tarts are loose women

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Pies" are fairly large concoctions that can be either sweet ("apple pie") or savoury ("meat and potato pie").  "Tarts" are sweet and usually smaller than pies.  It can also be a woman with lax morals (but not bad) as in "tart with a heart" ( soap opera stock figure).  "Puddings" don't have crusts and are usually made with large amounts of milk, and sometimes eggs, too, though with eggs, they are sometimes called "custards".  These are my own definitions, since of course you could EASILY look this up yourself online for an official discussion.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A pie is a confection with a crust and a filling. The crust is traditionally a flaky pastry that isn't sweet, but crumb-based crusts using crackers and sugar are increasingly common because they're easier to get right.

    A tart is a small pie. (Bonus information: a tartlet is even smaller.)

    A pudding is a milk- or cream-based sweet dessert without eggs which is semi-solid. (If it had eggs, it would be a custard.) Pudding can be used as pie filling, alone or supplemented with fruit or other add-ins. Banana cream pie uses pudding and sliced bananas.

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