Real Italian Calzones

Recipe by anonymous
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • In a small bowl dissolve yeast in the warm (not hot!) water. Add 1 tablespoons of the oil, sugar and salt, and mix in 1 cup of the flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the rest of the flour until the dough is smooth and workable.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes or until it is elastic. Lay dough in a bowl containing the other teaspoon of olive oil, flipping to coat dough in the oil. Cover and let rise from 40 minutes or until almost doubled.
  • While dough is rising combine all remaining ingredients except for the egg in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate to chill.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • When the dough is ready, punch it down and separate it into two equal parts. Roll the halves individually out into thin circles on a lightly floured surface.
  • Fill one half of each circle with half of the filling mixture and fold over. Seal the edges by pressing with a fork.
  • Brush the top of each calzone with the egg wash and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
  • Serve with warmed tomato sauce if desired!