Apple, Leek, and Smoked Mozzarella Calzones

I had bought some pizza dough at Trader Joes and decided to try making calzones. It was actually a lot easier then I thought it would be! I saw an interesting recipe that used apples and smoked mozzarella, so I thought I’d give it a shot and also add some leeks as well. They came out really nice, very light and flavorful. I’d definitely make these again!

Ingredients: (adapted from Sprouted Kitchen)
Pizza dough, made or store bought
1 leek, sliced
1 half onion, sliced
1 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 medium apple, diced
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup smoked mozzarella, diced
Handful of fresh thyme
Handful of fresh chives
Olive oil
Pepper

Thinly slice the onions and leeks. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onions. Cook for a couple minutes to break them down a little, then add the leeks. Continue cooking until lightly browned. In the meantime, dice up the mozzarella and chop the chives and thyme.

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Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees. Flour your surface, roller, and dough. Roll it out into a rectangle shape. Keep flouring the dough as you go to help it keep its shape. With a shape knife, cut 4×4 squares. Pile the toppings in the center of each square, don’t stuff it so much that you can’t close it though! Next, fold one corner to the opposite side and press together. Use a fork along the edges to seal them up! The dough will soften and get sticky, so try to be quick when filling/sealing. Brush the tops with olive oil and put in the oven for 14 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool a few minutes before eating. I ate mine with a little side of sour cream.

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