Kimber's Calzones

Kimber Flory

By
@Shadowtwin

We love calzones and our local store makes awesome fresh pizza dough, so for a treat, I will make these at home instead of pizza. They are always get eaten quick. I usually make more fresh garlic butter than I need, and save it for other recipes as well.


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
fresh pizza dough, homemade or frozen (defrosted)
2 c
shredded cheese, mozzarella
1 c
ricotta cheese
1 pkg
pepperoni slices
8 slice
provolone cheese
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
for the garlic sauce
1 stick
real butter
1
whole bulb of fresh garlic

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2
I make the garlic sauce first by melting the whole stick of butter on low while I mince the whole bulb of garlic finely. Put the garlic in the butter and allow to sit on low heat for at least 30 minutes. If you are not making your own, you can skip this step.
3
Take batch of pizza dough and split into four equal parts. Roll each one into a ball. I usually put a little olive oil on my hands to keep dough from sticking.
4
I work with one ball at a time. I use a rolling pin and roll the ball out in circle until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. I brush the dough with garlic butter.
5
Taking 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, I spread it on half of the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch edge. Then I spread 1/4 cup of the ricotta cheese over it. I layer around 12 pieces of pepperoni over it. Then I break two slices of provolone cheese in half and lay them on top.
6
I fold the other half of the dough over and use a fork dipped in olive oil to seal the edges. If you do not get a good seal, the toppings will melt out as you bake it.
7
Repeat for each ball of dough, giving you four calzones. Place on a baking sheet and brush tops with garlic butter. Then sprinkle top with Parmesean cheese.
8
Place baking sheets in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Remaining garlic butter can also be used as a dip for the crusts. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids