Torta di Verdure

Sweet spinach pie

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

  • About

This sweet is sold in most of Lucca’s delicatessans & tastes something like a Tuscan version of American pumpkin pie.


For the Pastry

  • 11 oz/300 g plain white flour
  • oz/80


To make the pastry, sift the flour on to a pastry board or worksurface. Make a hole in the middle and put in the butter, sugar, salt and egg yolks. Work into a soft smooth dough with your fingertips. Cover and leave for 2 hours in a warm place.

To make the filling, first chop the zucchini and spinach finely, discarding any tough stalks. Wash and drain well, then simmer in the butter unt