Calzone di Prosciutto e Ricotta - (Free Recipe below)

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This hefty calzone is stuffed with ricotta and two types of cured pork, and topped with a tangy tomato sauce. This recipe first appeared in our May 2013 issue with Keith Pandolfi's article The Gold of Naples.



1 ball Naples-style pizza dough
Fine semolina, for dusting
½ cup ricotta
1½ oz. thinly sliced cooked Italian ham, cut into ¼" strips
1½ oz. thinly sliced hard salami, cut into ¼" strips
¼ cup grated pecorino romano
⅓ cup Naples-style pizza sauce
2-3 fresh basil leaves


Place a pizza stone under the broiler; heat for 30 minutes. Dust dough with semolina; roll into an 8" x 10" rectangle and transfer to a semolina-dusted pizza peel. Spread ricotta over dough, leaving a 1" border. Distribute the ham, salami, and half the pecorino over the top. Fold in half; pinch edges closed. Spread sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining pecorino, plus basil leaves. Slide calzone onto stone; broil until crust is puffed and charred in spots, 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.