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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian pizza is definitely one of my favorite types of pizza.  There is something about the savory-sweet combination that I really love.  The first time I tried it, I thought there was no way I was going to like it.  Pineapple on pizza?  Ok....whatever....   But....  after one bite..... I was hooked!  Funny that Chris and I have been together for 5 years and I just found out that he adores Hawaiian pizza as much as I do!  How does 5 years go by without that being common knowledge?  Oh well, at least I know now and we'll be enjoying this pizza again soon! 

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza
Created by Jenn's Food Journey 
Printable Recipe 
7-10 slices of Canadian bacon
3-4 pineapple slices
1 ball homemade pizza dough
olive oil
3/4 cup homemade pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.  Quickly the Canadian bacon slices and all of the pineapple slices. (I grilled everything to give it that extra depth of flavor, you can skip this step if you choose).  Grill just long enough to give them a little color, about 2-3 minutes per side.  Remove from grill and allow to cool a bit.  Chop the pineapple and set aside.

Tear a large square of aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.  Stretch the dough to the size and shape you desire and brush with olive oil.  Place the aluminum foil with dough on to the grill and grill one side until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.  Remove from grill and flip the dough.  Spread the pizza sauce over the cooked side of the dough.  Top with Canadian bacon, chopped pineapple, and the cheese.  Return to grill, but this time over indirect heat until the cheese has melted about half way.  Move to direct heat and allow the dough to become golden brown, about another 3-5 minutes.  Remove from grill and allow to cool before slicing.  Enjoy!

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belleau kitchen said...

never been a huge fan of the pineapple on a pizza scenario i'm afraid... yours does look good but I may have to be one of those fussy eaters who picks off the pineapple, eats the pizza then eats the pineapple for dessert!!

StephenC said...

I like pizza. I like pineapple. I confess pineapple on pizza doesn't sound good, but I might like it.

Mary said...

It looks delicious, Jenn, but this is one of those combinations that I've never been able to buy into. My bad! Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary said...

I LOVE Hawaiian pizza. It is my favorite pizza combination ever. Luckily, my middle and youngest sons agree with me and we outnumber the meat loving other two in the house!

Angie's Recipes said...

I like sweet and savoury flavours! This is definitely my pizza!

Pam said...

I love pineapple on my pizza too... this grilled pizza has me drooling!

Pam said...

It looks great, Jenn! I love pineapple but just haven't the nerve to put it on my pizza yet. So after seeing this, I should try it!

Yenta Mary said...

Jeremy loves Hawaiian pizza! And I think it's sweet that you just found out you share this affection for it with Chris; one more thing to bring you closer. It's the little things ... :)

Debra said...

I LOVE pineapple on pizza! I need to get the guts to grill!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I've always been a sweet and salt combo lover. This is my favorite pizza. Now if I can just find the courage to grill it.

Chris said...

I like pineapple but hate how if you just need a little, you are stuck with a big open can of pineapple. We just bought a 4 pack of it at Sam's and they now have resealable packaging!!!! Yay!