October 8, 2007
Panzerotti are like tiny calzone. Both of them are essentially semicircle shaped folded pizzas. Panzerotti can be savory or sweet, baked or fried. Since we went apple picking I tried to make a sweet version of panzerotti using apples, and the result was extremely yummy.
Ingredients (for 8 panzerotti) Pizza dough (use half of this recipe)
1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp unbleached flour
3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
Peel the apples and cut them into thin slices. Add the cup of sugar, the juice of half a lemon, the cinnamon and mix it all together. In a pot, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted add the honey and the apple mix. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. After that remove the pot from the heat and add the flour. Stir and let it cool. Prepare the pizza dough and when it's ready, form 8 tiny balls. Roll the dough, forming 5-6" pizzette (little pizzas). Sprinkle some sugar over each panzerotti. With half of the apple sauce fill the panzerotti and then fold each, creating a semicircle-shaped covered pizza. You can seal it pinching the edges together, with each pinch making a slight twisting motion. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for about 25 minutes until they're nice and golden brown. Serve hot with the remaining half of the apple sauce.