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Broccoli, Ham, and Ricotta Calzones

Recipe Submitted by Clarissa Louise.

2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 package 10 oz frozen broccoli florets
1 cup chopped ham
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
1 large egg
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 recipe pizza dough

Preheat oven to 450. Sprinkle a baking sheet with the cornmeal and set aside. In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown. Stir in the broccoli, ham, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper, cook for 1 minute. Raise the heat to moderately high, add the water, and cover. Steam the vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender and the liquid has evaporated. If necessary, raise the heat and boil off any remaining liquid. Remove pan from the heat. In a small bowl, combine the egg and the 3 cheeses. Divide the pizza dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece with a rolling pin into an 8" circle. Spoon about 1/4 of the cheese mixture onto half of each round, leaving a 1" border. Top the cheese with 1/4 of the broccoli mixture. Brush the edge of the dough with water. Fold the other half of each circle over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal. Arrange the calzones on the prepared baking sheet and place the sheet in the lower third of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Brush the calzones with the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil.

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