Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Beautiful and Sunny Spinach Pie

for the dough
  • 500 gr of flour
  • 90 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 200 ml of warm dry white wine
  • 2 tsp of salt
for the stuffing
  • 350 gr of boiled spinach
  • 350 gr of ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 100 gr of grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • breadcrumbs
  • Mix all the ingredients for the dough and work the dough until it becomes uniform (using a mixer or not).
  • Cover it with plastic wrap while preparing the stuffing.
  • Boil the spinach and squeeze it to eliminate the water.
  • Cut it with a sharp knife to facilitate.
  • Mix it with the ricotta cheese.
  • Add the egg.
  • Add the grated cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Amalgamate all ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F.
  • Divide the dough in two.
  • Create 2 circles of 30cm/11.8in each using a rolling pin.
  • Place the 1st dough circle on baking paper.
  • Spread some breadcrumbs on it.
  • Place part of the stuffing in the center of the circle and the remaining creating another circle around, as seen on the photos.
  • Cover it with the 2nd circle of dough.
  • Wet the borders and attach one to another using a fork.
  • Place a small bowl over the central stuffing and punch with a fork all around.
  • Using a sharp knife cut the borders in 3cm/1.2in slices.
  • Turn them upside 90°.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven at 180°C/356°F.

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  1. I love this! Such a novel idea and SO cute. Now I need to roam around your site for a while.

  2. Could something store-bought (like pie crust) be used instead of making the dough from scratch?

  3. I did this yesterday. It's a whole lotta work but very delicious and so filling. After four pieces I thought i gonna explode.
    Thanks for the recipe :)

  4. Could you use anotgher filljng? I'm thinking of a thick spinach artichoke, or buffalo chicken?

    1. You definitely can use a different filling as long as the filling isnt too watery.

  5. Very fun and easy to make. I added minced garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the filling as well.


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