Recipe: Calzone Hearts

Food & Beverage

CRAFT: Valentine's Day
By Kristin Fitch
Kids will have fun helping to make these cute calzone hearts for dinner. Filled with mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni and marinara sauce, they are a sure hit. Add in the marinara dipping sauce and you can’t miss. Kids can help with filling the dough and crimping edges.

1 pkg yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 ¾ cup white flour
1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
Mozzarella cheese
Marinara sauce
Turkey pepperoni
Step 1:
Combine yeast, sugar and warm water and let set for 5 minutes. Mix remaining ingredients and then add yeast mixture. Let dough rise, in a warm place, for about 1-2 hours, until double in size.
Step 2: Roll out a small portion of the dough at a time, cutting two equal sized hearts. Fill middle with filling, thin layer marinara sauce, turkey pepperoni, cheese, and then crimp edges with a fork. Set on baking tray. Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Test to make sure dough is done baking. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
About the author:
Kristin Fitch is a parenting expert, author, educator, and mom of three beautiful boys. She is also the CEO of Ziggity Zoom, LLC which hosts several crafting, parenting and activity sites including,,, and Her book, Parenting without a Paddle: Navigating the Waters of Parenthood will be available in Spring 2011. You can email Kristin at

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