On the go?
On game day?
Works hot or at room temperature?
Then let meet my Pizza Calzone Pies.
It’s a delight to the taste buds, at least ours, and fun once in a while to not spend quite the effort to make the more difficult yeast dough that pizza uses.
And as I said, they are good to go. Great or a picnic or to set out on the buffet table. You can make them in whatever size you wish. But the smaller ones, smaller than the one pictured are the most fun. They become finger food eaten with a couple of other grazing favorites, making sporting events even more fun.
So give them a whirl. Kids of course adore them.
- 1 recipe of pizza dough.
- A few tablespoons of pesto.
- 1 c or so of a basic pizza sauce.
- 12 pepperoni slices
- Four thinly cut slices of onion
- 1/2 c of minced green pepper
- 1/2 c thinly sliced mushrooms
- 4 oz of shredded mozzarella
- Make the pizza dough according to the directions (you can buy it of course, but I don’t advise it). Instead of forming two balls, form 4. Roll out in rounds. NOTE: this is a sticky dough, so lots of flour to the board and pin when you roll these. They may have to rest a bit and then rolled again to get them to let go.
- On the top half of the round, paint with pesto.
- On the bottom half, paint with pizza sauce.
- Arrange 1/4 of the pepperoni, onion, pepper, and mushrooms on each.
- Sprinkle with an ounce of the cheese.
- Wet the lower half edge with water, and then fold over and seal. You can use a fork to press down along the edges to seal it well.
- Bake in a 350° pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
NOTES: Of course you can alter the ingredients in your pie. Whatever you like on your pizza!
- Recipe For Pizza Dough & Mini Calzones (craftitbakeit.com)