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Grab and Go Breakfast Cherry Calzones

Grab and Go Breakfast Cherry CalzonesRecipe courtesy of Washington State Fruit Commission.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cinnamon Sugar: (optional)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cherry Calzones:
1 (16-ounce) package hot roll mix*
2 cups pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
2 tablespoons milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cinnamon Sugar: If using, mix sugar and cinnamon together; set aside.
  2. For Cherry Calzones: Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions.
  3. Combine cherries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel and cinnamon. Set aside. Mix cream cheese and almond extract.
  4. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces.
  5. Flatten into 6-inch rounds.
  6. Spoon 1/4 cup cherry mixture onto one half of each round. Top with 1 tablespoon cream cheese and 1 teaspoon almonds. Fold dough in half and seal edges. Pierce tops with a fork to allow steam to escape. Brush with milk; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon sugar, if desired.
  7. Bake at 350°F (175°C) about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 8 servings.

Storage Tip: Cool and freeze calzones in freezer-safe plastic bags or aluminum foil. Reheat at 350°F (175°C) 12 to 15 minutes when ready to serve.

*Check hot roll mix package for any additional ingredients you may need.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 353; Calories From Fat: 15; Total Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 9mg; Total Carbs: 68g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 439mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Washington State Fruit Commission.