Recipe by The Honey BlondeVisit website
Until very recently, I would avoid Hawaiian pizza like the plague. I never understood it's appeal. 1) Fruit on pizza? Gross. 2) How does the combination of Canadian bacon and canned pineapple equal Hawaiian? However, my husband and I have gotten more adventurous in our pizza making (and eating), so I thought I would give the "traditional" Hawaiian pizza a makeover. And frankly try to make it more Hawaiian. To achieve a good pizza, you need to start with a good foundation. After a couple years, I think I have finally found my perfect pizza dough recipe and technique (I will a full pizza dough post in the near future). I always make whole wheat pizza dough to try to be a bit healthier, but you can always substitute all purpose flour if you so desire. But if making pizza dough isn't your thing, you can purchase pizza dough from your grocery store or even your local pizzeria. Once the pizza dough has risen, rolled out, and pre-baked, it's time to add on the toppings. For our Hawaiian pizza I used Teriykai sauce, slow cooked pork using the Skinny Taste's Kalua Pig recipe, fresh pineapple, and a little red onion and cilantro. Because I pre-bake the crust to get the bottom crispy, once the toppings are on, the pizza doesn't take long to cook. For the last 2 minutes of baking, I turn the broiler on to get the cheese nice and bubbly and onions and pineapple a bit caramelized. My husband and I were so incredibly pleased with this pizza and we will definitely make it again. I will add more pineapple to it next time. It really helps balance out the salty pork, and guess what. Fruit on pizza isn't that gross after all.