Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fancy Hawaiian Pizza

It's a fancy schmancy version of a Hawaiian Pizza!  I could have eaten this entire pizza by myself -- it was that good.    

I am a regular follower of A Cozy Kitchen blog.  One day last week there was a post about this yummy version of the Hawaiian Pizza they like to order from Domino's.  The girls had been asking to have pizza for dinner so I figured we'd try this one out.  I made a regular cheese version for them and this one for the grown-ups. After they saw me putting the pineapple on this one they decided they wanted it, too.   Needless to say, there weren't any leftovers!  

I used a prepared pizza crust from Trader Joes, but most grocery stores sell them in the deli section for around a dollar!  They are SO much better than the pre-baked ones!  If you are particularly interested in making your own crust, then the link below will provide a recipe. There are just times when you need convenience, right?  I also substituted spinach for the arugula that is listed in the original recipe.  I just like spinach better.  

Fancy Hawaiian Pizza
(adapted slightly from A Cozy Kitchen)

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 – 8 ounce pizza dough
1-4 ounce ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced
1/2 cup diced pineapple (I used canned because it's what I had in my pantry)
5-6 slices of prosciutto, halved lengthwise
1 handful of spinach

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
In a medium pan add a tablespoon of olive oil and sliced onions.  At the five minute mark, add a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and keep cooking until completely caramelized.  If they dry out, simply add a little water one tablespoon at a time. Should take about 20-30 minutes to completely caramelize.
Gently pull pizza dough apart into a circle  Place on the pizza stone. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add mozzarella and diced pineapple and place on the stone in the oven.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven and add the prosciutto, warm caramelized onions and arugula. 


Margy said...

Sounds delicious!!!

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