Recipes from An Epicurious Lifestyle's kitchen

Tag: Prosecco

Alex’s Battered Shrimp

Alex’s Battered Shrimp

When I do get to watch some TV…I usually watch a cooking show, ( I know surprise, surprise!) Alex’s Day Off, on the Cooking Channel is one of my favorites!  For this particular show Battered Shrimp I was very excited, because I’m consistently looking for a good […]

Savory Apple Tart

Savory Apple Tart

  I got the idea to make this tart by the over abundance of apples we have…we have a Golden Delicious Apple tree in our back yard…Peter keeps bringing apples home from the property he is working on…and of course, people have been giving us […]

Jamie Oliver’s Grape and Rosemary Calzones

Jamie Oliver’s Grape and Rosemary Calzones

Love Jamie Oliver ~Anything I have made from one of his shows, cookbooks, etc…always turns out delish! He also has a Mugnaini Tuscan oven like the one we use to have in our backyard and now lucky for us, my sister has one too. I recently ran into one of the sales reps for these ovens and he told me that Jamie Oliver is now the ambassador for these Mugnaini ovens in the UK (hmm I wonder if he got his for free!) We had a “family” dinner at my sister and brother-in-laws last night and I made these little sweet grape and rosemary calzones using my sister’s Tuscan oven of course!

Jamie Oliver’s Grape and Rosemary Calzones

Yield: 10-14 Small Calzones


1 basic pizza dough recipe

1 lb. seedless red grapes, washed, picked and halved

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves picked

1 small wineglass of vin santo or sweet white wine

Scant 1 cup sugar

1 handful of pinenuts, lightly toasted


Extra virgin olive oil

Optional: sticks of rosemary

My sister Sharon getting the oven prepared!


While your dough is rising, mix your grapes, cinnamon, rosemary, vin santo, sugar and pinenuts in a bowl. The sugar will draw all the lovely syrupy juice out of the grapes. Allow your grapes to marinate for about half an hour.

Divide the dough into 2 pieces, roll each of these out ½ inch thick, and dust with flour or keep it from sticking. Using a 6-inch pastry cutter or a saucer as a template, cut out the circles. Of course you can use any size you like, but small ones are quite cute for desserts. Put a dessert spoon of filling in the middle of each circle, fold in half, then crimp the edges together and set on full side of pastry so they are sitting upright. You don’t want any cracks, so just pinch them together if you see any appearing. Drizzle the calzones with a little olive oil and spike them with some rosemary leaves if you like. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until golden.

Peter’s Wine Pick: Prosecco!

~Happy Cooking!