Monday, 17 November 2014

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones are a fun and delicious sweet twist on the Italian Calzone pizza. Hands up whose all for a dessert pizza?!

I absolutely adored this dessert. The calzones were easy to make, and once the pizza dough was made, quick too! The combination of ingredients makes this dessert a bit more pleasing to the waist line than my usual desserts - which I know a lot of you will love!

This beautiful dessert comes from my assigned blog for the November Secret Recipe Club


I was really excited to receive this months blog - Teaspoon of Spice. A wonderful blog run by two registered dietitian moms. Again this month, my assigned blog was a new one to me and I completely fell in love with all the beautiful and healthy recipes. Last month, you'll {hopefully} remember that I made a delicious Chinese Five Spice Chicken Noodle Soup, so I had pre-decided that I wanted to make a sweet recipe this month. It was SO hard to choose one. 

As I was scrolling through the dessert section on Teaspoon of Spice I was constantly opening new tabs of dessert recipes that I just thought were fantastic. I wanted to make them all. I just kept scrolling back further and further until eventually I came across Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones. My search immediately stopped. I will admit to heading home and making these straight away. Totally worth it. 

These calzones would make a lovely dessert for a special occasion; Valentine's Day, Anniversary, or your sweethearts birthday.

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones

Makes 8

2 pounds refrigerated or frozen pizza dough
1 cup fresh raspberries
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup low fat chocolate milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Powdered sugar
Chocolate syrup
Fresh raspberries

1. Sit thawed pizza dough at room temperature for 1 hour.

2.Place raspberries in a bowl and set aside.

3. In a medium saucepan, whisk together cornstarch, sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk in milk and chocolate milk. Place on the stovetop over a medium heat.

4. Whisk constantly until mixture starts to boil and thickens. Whisk constantly for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from stove and whisk in almond extract. Pour into the bowl of raspberries, mix gently and cool slightly in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (220C).

6. Divide dough into eight pieces. Roll each into a 6-inch circle.

7. Spoon an eighth of the pudding from the onto half of the dough circle. Fold over and seal dough with fork. Repeat with remaining dough circles.

8. Place calzones onto two baking sheets coating with cooking spray. Bake for 10 -12 minutes, until just golden brown. Cool on rack for 15 minutes.

9. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with drizzle of chocolate syrup and more raspberries if desired.

Check out the other fantastic recipes from this months Secret Recipe Club reveal below


  1. Wow! These sound amazing! I love chocolate and raspberries together!

  2. Ditto what Debbi said and how easy too!

  3. I'm having a major drool fest over here! Scrummy!!!!

  4. Thank you for all your kind words about our blog - this is one of my favorite all-time desserts I recreated from one of my long time favorite local restaurants. But it's been awhile since I made it - now I need to again soon - great photos :)

  5. Loving the chocolate pudding tucked inside that calzone... yum.

  6. Oh my gosh. These look A-MAZING!!!

  7. What a great dessert! And so clever! Love it!

  8. These look so delicious! I really need to make this delicious dessert soon. Great SRC post!

  9. This is FABULOUS!

  10. What a beautiful dessert, Nicole! Your Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones look amazing!

  11. What a creative and yummy dessert! So pretty too!

  12. I love dessert pizzas though I tend to find them rather filling (great for sharing though!) Your calzones look so pretty!! :) the filling looks so good!

  13. Amazing recipe Nicole! Love the fresh raspberries! What restaurant have you had the best calzones? Remember to add it to your Besty List!

  14. This sounds and looks amazing. I'm definitely going to give it a try, I always make pizza dough.

  15. Oh this sounds soooo good. I have to give this a try!

  16. This looks so good Nicole! Will be on my to do list! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Wow! this looks yum!! Never thought of a Dessert calzone! Can't wait to try this out next time I make some Pizza dough! :)

  18. This is a mouth-watering desserts!!

  19. Omg that looks awesome! I have never attempted a dessert pizza (or calzone) but this looks too easy...will need to make myself a vegan version, which should be easy enough! Definitely will be trying this out <3