Susan from Food Blogga
Makes 2 large pies
1 pound pizza dough
2 tsp olive oil
12 oz fresh baby spinach, rinsed (about 12-13 cups)
12 roughly chopped Kalamata olives
1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim milk mozzarella cheese
A couple of pinches of freshly grated nutmeg (or a couple of dashes of ground)
A few shakes of crushed red pepper
A generous amount of salt
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil for brushing the pies
Preheat oven to 500 if using a pizza stone or 425-450 if using a baking sheet.
2 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and
cook 1-2 minutes until wilted. Remove spinach from pan and place in a
colander. Squeeze the spinach with the back of a spoon until the water
is extracted, and it looks dry. Place spinach in a bowl; add olives,
ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, nutmeg, crushed red pepper, and
salt. Mix well. Taste to make sure it is adequately seasoned.
To form the calzones:
Working on a lightly floured surface, divide the dough in half, and roll into two 8-10-inch ovals. For each piece of dough, put half of the spinach-ricotta mixture a bit above the center of the oval. Fold the dough to form a half-moon; seal the edges together by pressing down lightly. Then using your fingertips, fold the edge of the dough up, and pinch around the edge to create a seal. Brush them with the 2 tsp of extra-virgin olive oil.
For a pizza stone, bake at 500 degree for about 10-15 minutes, or until both the top and bottom of the crust is golden brown.
For a baking sheet, bake at 450 for about 25 minutes, or until both the top and bottom of the crust is golden brown.
Recipe by Susan Russo http://foodblogga.blogspot.com