These pizza-stuffed pockets look like conversation hearts.
Conversation heart candies are the cutest darned thing about Valentine's Day. But who really wants to eat them? For a lot of people, conversation hearts are just too sugary.
But wait! We’ve gone and turned conversation hearts into calzones! Tinted with a pretty egg wash, topped with classic sayings and the candy, these pipin' hot pizzas are perfect for people you love!
Here’s how to make a batch of your own...
Start with Pillsbury Pizza Crust. I used thin crust because I wanted to keep the mini pizzas perfect-sized.
Unroll your pizza crust and cut it all out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. I used a 4” heart-shaped cookie cutter.
You’ll be able to get 8 hearts out of one sheet of Pillsbury Thin Crust pizza dough.
Now, fill it all with pepperoni and cheese. I tried making some with sauce and it proved kinda slippery and tricky. So just fill your calzones with the good stuff and serve the sauce later for dipping.
To get my calzones extra stuffed, I mixed mini pepperoni and shredded cheese together, then pressed them into little rounds before topping with a second sheet of dough. It made for super-stuffed pizzas and much easier crimping.
Speaking of topping and crimping…here’s how to do the dough. Just lay a second heart up top and then use a fork to seal the edges.
Now, Betty Crocker Neon food colorings are gonna mix with egg to create a colorful glaze for the top of your calzones.
Just whisk two eggs together, then split into four small bowls. Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Betty Crocker coloring and whisk until well combined. Use a basting brush to spread the egg wash on top of each pizza crust.
And now, you’ve got colorful calzones, ready to bake!
As soon as your calzones are baked, let them cool slightly, then write conversation heart notes on top with edible writing pens.
Write your favorite sayings: SWEETIE, CUTIE PIE, URAQT, LOVE U, or whatever you want!
Talk about CUTIE PIES!
Eat your heart out and enjoy!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!