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Spinach and Ricotta "Sun Pie"

This beautiful pie is not only a creative delight; it’s also unusually delicious and will get everyone’s attention at any meal. This is one recipe you have to try.


Ingredients – Dough:

  • 1lb (500g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • A dash of sesame seeds (optional)

Ingredients – Filling:

  • 12oz (350g) poached spinach leaves
  • 12oz (350g) ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3oz (80g) parmesan cheese (grated)
  • A dash of breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Combine the ingredients for the dough in a mixer and blend. Once the dough is consistent, form 2 equal-sized balls and place in shrink-wrap, and then set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the ricotta and spinach. Add the egg, parmesan, salt and pepper.
  • Using a rolling pin, create 2 flat circles of dough, roughly 12” (30cm) in diameter.
  • Before adding the filling, use the breadcrumbs to create a “barrier” between it and the dough. Create a barrier ring adjacent to the rim and another circle in the center.
  • Apply the filling on top of the breadcrumb barrier. It should look like this:
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan over the filling and place the second circle of dough on top of it.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°f (180°c).
  • Seal the edges by using a fork for a more aesthetic look.
  • Place a bowl in the center of the dough, lightly pressing it down to create an indentation in the area between the internal and external filling.
  • Cut the dough to equal 1” (2.5cm) parts, making sure to almost reach the bowl.
  • Very gently, twist each piece in a little more than a 90-degree angle.
  • (Optional: brush the center with egg and sprinkle sesame seeds over it.)
  • Bake the pie for 30 minutes, or until the dough turns a light brown.

Now you can impress your dinner guests with your amazing sun-pie!

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