Meal in a Minute: At-Home Calzones

    4:42 AM, May 16, 2012   |    comments
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    Calzones may sound like a fancy meal, but you can easily make them at home and customize them to your preferences.

    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  

    Heat the oven to 425°.  Mix all filling ingredients except pepperoni in a medium bowl. 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. 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. 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. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

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