Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Peach Pie Calzones

Peach pie filling wrapped up in a nice package that is perfect for business or school lunches.  Send along a plastic knife and it can be shared with a friend.  I thought of this as I was watching a commercial for calzones and thought too bad they don't have desserts like that...aha moment.  I used my easy to make pizza dough recipe that you make in a food processor.

Peach Pie Calzones 

Peach Pie Filling ~

1# frozen peaches, diced
2 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Allow peaches to thaw.  It's easiest to cut them when they are partially thawed.  Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan.  Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.

Calzone dough ~

2 cups flour
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup canola oil

Place the warm water, honey and yeast in a large measuring cup and let sit for 10 minutes Put the flour and salt in a food processor with the chopping blade.  Pulse until mixed.  Add in the yeast mixture and pulse again until it's all incorporated into the flour.  Switch to run and pour in canola oil and let the dough knead in the machine.  Remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface.  Knead for a couple minutes.  Cut in 4 equal pieces and roll into a ball.  Let dough sit for about 30 minutes. Roll out into 8" circles and place the filling in the center.  Pull over the back side and roll up edges.  Seal by pressing fork tines down along the edges.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Melt 2 tbsp of butter and brush on the top of each calzone.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.  Bake for 20 minutes at 400