Recipe #312  

Three-Pepper Calzones

Three-Pepper Calzones Recipe | Pizzas and Calzones | <p><font face="times new roman,times" size="3">*Use the dough cycle on your bread machine.</font></p>

Makes: 4 large calzones
Prep Time: approx. 2* hours
Bake Time: 25 minutes

*Use the dough cycle on your bread machine.

3 / 4 cup + 2 tablespoons water  
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil  
3 / 4 teaspoon salt    
2 1 / 4 cups all-purpose flour  
1 / 4 cup cornmeal  
2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast
Three-Pepper Cheese Filling (recipe follows)  
1 tablespoon olive oil  
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Add water, 1 tablespoon oil, salt, flour, cornmeal, and yeast to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough/manual cycle.
When cycle is complete, remove dough to lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make dough easy to handle. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each to 8-inch circle. Place about 1 cup Three-Pepper Cheese Filling on one half of each circle; moisten edges. Fold dough over filling; press with tines of fork to seal. Place on greased baking sheet. With sharp knife, make 3 (1-inch) slits across top of each calzone. Brush tops with olive oil. If desired, sprinkle with crushed red pepper.
Bake at 400oF for 25 minutes or until done. Serve warm.
Three-Pepper Cheese Filling: In large skillet, combine 1 1 / 2 cups sliced green, red, and yellow bell peppers; 1 medium onion, sliced; 2 ounces pepperoni, cut into thin strips; and 2 cloves garlic, minced. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool. Stir in 1 1 / 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, and 1 cup grated provolone or fontina cheese.
Suggested Variation:
ALL-VEGETABLE CALZONES: Prepare filling as directed except replace pepperoni with 1 tablespoon olive oil and add 1 1 / 2 teaspoons dried basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 calzone
Serving weight: 11.5 ounces
Calories 700; Total fat 31 6; Saturated fat 14 g; Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 900 mg; Carbohydrates 72 g; Dietary fiber 4 g; Sugars 7 g; Protein 32 g