Hawaiian Pizza Pockets (aka, Pineapple Ham Calzones)

Original Recipe HERE

I love Hawaiian pizzas but can't get enough votes from other family members to ever order it.  I guess I need to have a few more kids to necessitate a second pizza, and then I will pull the Mom Card and demand a pineapple-and-ham (or bacon)-and-red-onion pie.  Luckily I got a consensus tonight, and everyone thought these pockets were a fabulous dinner...but...what gives?  I don't get it; everyone likes all of the ingredients and toppings on their own...but putting them all together is a no-go. 

I didn't think the filling amount looked like enough, so I doubled it.  It made for some obese calzones that leaked a bit.  Not that it mattered, but the presentation wasn't great.

I used the Weelicious pizza dough recipe found here.  It seemed like a lot of flour, and I thought there'd be leftover dough, but there was just enough.  Anything less would have made pretty small calzones.

1 pound pizza dough, at room temperature
1 cup pizza or tomato sauce
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, chopped
1/2 cup ham, chopped
olive oil

(1) Preheat oven to 450° F.  Line a baking sheet with foil.
(2) In a bowl, combine sauce, cheese, ham and pineapple.  Divide into 8 portions for each pizza pocket.
(3) Divide dough into 8 even pieces. Roll one piece out into a rectangle approximately 6x8".
(4) Place one portion of cheese mixture on one half of a rectangle.  Fold uncovered side of dough over cheese mixture.  Use a fork to press edges to seal.  Place pocket on baking sheet. 
(5) Repeat with 7 other pieces of dough.
(6) Lightly brush tops of pockets with olive oil.  Bake for 18 minutes.
(7) Pockets will be extremely hot.  Use a sharp knife to pierce several holes in the top to allow steam to escape for several minutes before serving.

Kid Participation:
* Combine filling ingredients
* Roll out dough rectangles
* Spoon filling onto rectangles
* Seal edges with fork

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