Thursday, December 10

CALZONES AND DESSERT PIZZA aka still not reading

We've been on a calzone kick at our house.  Cheese filled pizza dough at it's creamy best.  I usually make three, one for the hubby, the child and I split one and the other goes in the hubby's lunch box the next day.  This always leaves some dough left over.  Sometimes I make zeppolis, sometimes I make a small pizza.  Last night I attempted my first dessert pizza--butter, cinnamon sugar, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts--yum :)

**Edited to include recipes (kind of recipes anyway :) **:

2 lbs of pizza dough (frozen, fresh or homemade)
I usually use frozen
1 lb of ricotta cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 TBLS parmesan cheese
1 cup of your favorite Marinara Sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Separate the dough into approximately 4 equal sized pieces. Shape each piece of dough into a 10" or 12" circle. On half of each circle layer 1/3 of the ricotta, 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella and 1 TBLS of parmesan. Fold over dough to make half moon shaped calzones, seal the dough by pinching or rolling over the edge. Place calzones on a parchment covered cookie sheet, brush on some olive oil, poke a couple of vent holes in the top of each and bake for about 20-25 minutes until calzones are brown, serve with Marinara sauce on the side.

I don't add any extra salt or pepper, we like the flavor of the cheeses and it's salty enough from the parmesan. sometimes we put sliced meatballs or sausage as the bottom layer and mixing spinach with the ricotta sounds good too

DESSERT PIZZA (this is an eyeball recipe--the amounts depend on how thick you like your dough):

Shape the leftover ball of dough into a pizza, whatever thickness you like. Spread butter like you would sauce, not as thick as you would sauce, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, next is a layer of chocolate chips then a layer of walnuts.  Use as much or as little as you like of the cinnamon sugar, chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake at 400 until dough is brown, again use parchment paper or a silpat on your cookie sheet (makes clean up easier).
Can you tell I'm not reading?   Each day I post something to keep the blogging thing going, but even I know it's rather inane.  Rosario did a DNF Round-up yesterday. I decided against this since any new book I've tried has been a DNF and I realize it's probably not the books. I'm out of my reading groove.

Have a great day and happy reading.


Norma said...

If you post a picture like that, you should also post the recipe. It's the rule...or it should be the rule if it's not.

Tara Marie said...

Norma--I edited the post to include the recipes :)

Norma said...

Thanks! I will be making these soon.

vanessa jaye said...

I haven't had a calazone in years, but anytime I order a pizza I get their dessert pizza --butter and cinnamon sugar with royal icing dip (that sound you just heard was my butt expanding just thinking about it) I'll have to try your version the next time I make pizza.

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - I can't hear or read the word Calzone without thinking of that great Seinfeld episode!! I don't even know what they are and I'm laughing.

Tara Marie said...

Jaye--you're dessert pizza sounds great too :)

Kristie--That is a funny Seinfeld episode--pizza places in Canada don't have calzones?? I bet they do--you need to try one :)

Kristie (J) said...

Tara: *laughing* I confess - I'm not a fan of pizza. In fact - I avoid most tomato based food - spaghetti, lasagna, chili, nacho dips, and so on and so on. I even rarely use ketchup! The only exception to my tomato based food rule is tomato soup - but it has to be Campbells.

Ever Loved said...

Thanks! I will be making these soon
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Melisa Marzett said...

I just wanted to thank you for these recipes - it was me dream to find CALZONES AND DESSERT PIZZA recipes. I don't have ingredients to start doing it right now, so I'm gonna go shopping:) And I'm pretty sure that this custom writing service will care of my home works while I'll be cooking:)