Ham and pineapple seem suitable for an Easter meal, but how about on pizza? Sometimes called Hawaiian pizza, this is the most popular type of pizza in Australia. Surprisingly, this delicious combination is believed to originate from Canada, not Hawaii. Sam Panopoulos, former co-owner of the Chatham, Ontario, Satellite Restaurant, claims to have invented it way back in 1962. Ham is protein-rich and lower in fat than most other meats. We have already covered how to make pizza dough here at Hipps Help, so click here for our recipe on that and add some of these tasty toppings below.
You will need:
• 2 recipes pizza dough
• 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
• 1 1/3 cups pasteurized mozzarella, grated
• ¾ cup marinara sauce
• 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
• 4 thin slices ham, cooked and coarsely chopped
• 4 slices canned pineapple, coarsely chopped
• 2 rimless baking sheets
• Rolling pin
• Pizza cutter
Step 1: Position one oven rack on bottom of oven and one rack in the center. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Sprinkle cornmeal on the baking sheets. Roll out the dough to create two rounds, each 10 to 11 inches. Put one dough round on each baking sheet.
Step 3: Spoon marinara sauce over the dough, allowing a one-inch border around each dough round. Sprinkle on parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
Step 4: Place the pieces of pineapple in one layer on top of the cheese. Sprinkle the ham on top.
Step 5: Bake each pizza until the crust is brown and crisp on the bottom and cheese is melted, approximately 12 minutes.
Step 6: Immediately cut pizza and serve.
Variations: replace parmesan cheese with Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack. Use Canadian bacon instead of ham or add chicken to the recipe.