Pumpkin Shaped Calzones


Are you taking the kids out trick or treating this year for Halloween? Do you want to make a quick and easy meal that will surely impress even the pickiest of eaters? Then say no more; this Halloween treat your kids with pumpkin shaped calzones. Easy to make and extremely customizable. We used a Wilton miniature cake pan that you can purchase here.

1 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 drops orange gel food colouring or liquid
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Your favourite pizza toppings 


  1. Place water, yeast and sugar in the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
  2. Allow the yeast to activate for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes creamy and bubbles up. 
  3. Once the yeast mixture has activated add about 2 drops of orange gel food colouring or liquid. 
  4. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl and then add to the yeast mixture. 
  5. Begin kneading the dough and add the oil part way through. 
  6. Allow the dough to knead for about 5-7 minutes until the ball of dough is smooth and elastic.
  7. Preheat your oven to 425F
  8. Roll the dough out to about 1/8 inch thick and cut out squares of dough that are 6x6.
  9. Spray your miniature pumpkin pan with a light layer of cooking spray. 
  10. Place each dough square into each pumpkin mould. 
  11. Add your favourite pizza toppings and then pinch the dough together to seal.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough turns golden brown.

Yields 6-12 calzones based on the thickness of the dough.