Monday, October 29, 2007

Witch's Hat Calzones

This recipe is from Better Homes & Gardens.

1 3.5-oz. pkg sliced pepperoni
4 oz. cream cheese, softened (a lot)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 8-oz. pkgs refrigerated crescent roll dough (total of 16 crescents)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp. water
pizza sauce, warmed

Toppings (optional):
parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning
red pepper flakes
black olives

Cut out designs in 6-12 slices of pepperoni. Jack-o-lanterns are pretty easy because the pepperonis are already round, but you can do stars, moons, triangles, etc. (If you have an hors d'oeuvres cutter, use it.)
Chop up remaining pepperoni.
In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, pepperoni, & parmesan. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 425.
Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set aside.
Unroll packages of crescent dough; separate dough into individual triangles. (If you don't have a huge baking sheet, just do one package at a time.)
Place half of the triangles on the baking sheet.
Mix together the egg & water in a small bowl.
Brush the edges of the triangles with the egg mixture.
Place a heaping tablespoon of the pepperoni-cheese mixture in the center of each triangle.
Top with remaining triangles. Press edges together so they seal.
Pierce dough a few times with a fork to vent.
Brush dough with egg mixture.
Fold short edge up, forming a hat brim.
Decorate "hats" with some of the pepperoni shapes &/or olives & sprinkle with parmesan, Italian seasoning, &/or red pepper flakes.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden.
Serve with warm pizza sauce.

These look so cool, you have to see them for yourself! Your kids will love helping you decorate them.

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