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Record about American sailor providing ingredient for pie? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

custard

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'pie?' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both things that one consumes for nourishment as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'record about american sailor providing ingredient' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'about' could be 'c' (abbreviation for 'circa') and 'c' is located in the answer.
'american' could be 'us' (abbreviation for United States) and 'us' is found within the answer.
'sailor' could be 'tar' (slang term for a sailor) and 'tar' is found within the answer.
A single letter 'd' remains which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'for' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for custard that I've seen before include "-- Pie; -- apple" , "Egg/milk bake" , "Yellow sauce" , "Sweet sauce made with milk and eggs" , "Pudding accompaniment" .)

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