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Calzones Recipe

Calzones Recipe

These delicious calzones are just like a folded over pizza. You have the delicious crust all the way around, and in the center is the delectable cheese, sauce, and other fillings of your choice. These delicious calzones can be a meat lovers dream, or a vegetarian's delight.

Ingredients

  • Batch of calzone dough
  • Cornmeal for sprinkling
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 20 to 28 slices pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425°.
  2. Mix all filling ingredients except pepperoni in a medium bowl.
  3. When the dough is ready, punch it down and form into 4 equal balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat each ball into a 6- to 6 1/2-inch-diameter circle.
  4. Place one fourth of the filling (about 1/2 cup) on half of each dough circle, keeping a 1-inch border free. Place 5 to 7 slices of pepperoni in each calzone.
  5. Dampen the dough edges with water. Fold the dough semicircle over the filling and seal the edges by pinching them together. Place the completed calzones on an ungreased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.
  7. If you don't plan on eating the calzones right away, let the calzones cool and store them individually in small resealable plastic bags. Package the smaller bags in a large resealable freezer bag. Label and tape your bag of calzones to the container of Simple Sauce already in the freezer. To serve: Thaw the sauce and calzones. Heat the sauce for about 10 minutes in a pan until bubbly. Meanwhile, heat the calzones in a 400° oven for 15 to 18 minutes. When they're heated through, place the calzones on individual plates and ladle Simple Sauce over each. Serves 4.

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