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Offline peetzabone

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Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« on: December 08, 2012, 04:37:59 PM »
There a couple of extremely good pizza joints in Fort Collins, CO called Pulcinella's and Positano's. The two owners used to work together and then split. Their menus are very similar for obvious reasons.

They make a 2-crust pizza that's stuffed with spinach, garlic, black olives (or mushrooms), cheese.. and maybe a light amount of tomato sauce or perhaps none (can't remember exactly). I know the food court chain Sbarro makes something like this too. This is not a Chicago style pie with the sauce on top btw.

Anyway- I'm curious if this is a New York invention.. or did it come from Italy somewhere? Is it regional US besides NY? It's crazy good (if you like a heavier pizza). I'm going to make tonight (but add sausage). I'll try to remember to take couple of pictures.

If you have had something like this in your local area.. where is that?


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Re: Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 11:36:15 AM »
That's sound good. Do you know if they use pan pizza to bake?
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Re: Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 11:03:06 PM »
Yes I've seen those before too.  Basically looks like a calzone w/sauce inside without the ricotta.

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Re: Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 01:17:47 PM »
That's sound good. Do you know if they use pan pizza to bake?

No - they are baked in a deck oven. Here's a pic of one I made last week.. I unfortunately didn't take a picture of the cut pie .. it was very good.

I brushed the top with olive oil and shook some garlic salt on it to give it some more flavor.. should have used garlic instead but it was a nice touch regardless.


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Re: Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 09:12:12 PM »
It looks really good, it is kind of similar to lebanease spinach triangle http://motiv8yourlife.com/recipes/meatless-monday-recipe-lebanese-spinach-triangles/
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Re: Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 11:52:27 AM »
peetzabone,

That pie looks FANTASTIC.

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Re: Stuffed Double Crust Spinach Pie
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 04:15:08 PM »
That pie looks FANTASTIC.

Tom- you misspelled "homely and crudely made" but I appreciate the comment all the same :-) all of my food tends to lack aesthetics but when it tastes good I'm happy to ignore my weaknesses!


 

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