Pie Crust Calzone

I like to cook and bake. For a long time, I would have said that my specialty was breadbaking (note to self to blog that portion of Memory Lane, which I still haven't done), but now I'd say my specialty is combining random leftovers from the fridge to make a quick and tasty dinner. I do that pretty often.

I had some leftover pie crust, but not enough for a 2-crust pot pie or similar entree, so I decided to make a calzone. They're usually made with pizza dough, not pie crust, but there's no reason it wouldn't be delicious, right? Right. I spread some leftover spaghetti sauce on the pie crust, dug around in the refrigerator and freezer and came up with a single slice of cooked bacon, one slice of ham, a bit of leftover pineapple. I diced everything and put it on the half of the pie crust, along with shredded mozarella, shredded parmesan, and some basil from our garden.

I moistened the edges of the dough, folded the empty side over the full size, and crimped the edges. I cut three slits in the top, then baked it at 425° for about 20 minutes.

When the calzone is lightly browned, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Slice along the slits and serve!

The verdict? Delicious!


  1. OMG that looks delish (and not just because I'm starving right now, LOL)!! And what a great way to get rid of random leftovers... I'm always trying to figure out ways to do that! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. It sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!


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