Made for Freezer Tag 2008, Ham Calzone, â€œHam Calzonesâ€�, Since I live in Denmark, frozen dough is not an option, Danes pride themselves on making things from scratch, so I made my usual Calzone dough, from â€œEasy Calzone Dough (Bread Machine)â€�. Followed the filling recipe exactly, and what a wonderful filling. First batch I filled with the ham, second batch filled with Italian sausage, mushrooms, and black olives. I had made a double batch, thinking there would be plenty to freeze. Think again. Just shows how good it was. I froze them wrapped individually in plastic wrap and placed them in a plastic bag. I also put about 1/3 cup of pasta sauce in sandwich sized ziploc bags and put them in with the calzones. I tried reheating a couple of ways--the best was to wrap it in a paper towel and put it in the microwave on defrost for 2-3 minutes and then on high for another 2-3 minutes. You do loose the fresh bread / crust, but the filling is still wonderful. Thank you for posting.
These were very good. I used Homemade Buns for the dough so mine were whole wheat. I also used a little less ricotta and a little more mozzarella. These would be good with all sorts of fillings. I made 14 calzones and was able to get three meals out of it. Thanks.
Absolutely wonderful taste if you love ricotta like I do (if not, it can be a bit much). I had some trouble with these getting soggy on the bottom (my first attempt at any kind of calzone), and after reading some ideas, I might try putting some slits or fork holes on top for steam escape, may try a little cornmeal on cookie sheet, and will definitely remove and put on cooling racks right away. Still, the recipe itself is truly delicious and such a treat! Thank you for posting this great recipe that I will make again (and freeze some, too).
Very nice recipe! I did use a different way of making the dough. I used Soft Italian Breadsticks (Abm) to make the pockets. Great recipe! THank u for sharing it.
These would be great to take along on a picnic, or to pack for lunches. I changed the amounts a bit so I could just use what I had on hand, using more ham and less ricotta. Also, I added quite a bit more crushed red pepper, along with some Italian seasoning, and brushed with an egg wash prior to baking. We really enjoyed these and they are a nice change from those including tomato sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I made these with my own homemade dough Homemade Buns and I left out the red pepper flakes to keep them kid friendly. I served these with ranch salad dressing to dip them into. Great flavour and everyone enjoyed these--thanks for posting!