Posted: April 11 2020 in Recipes

A Canadian original developed by Sam Panopoulos and first served in his restaurant in Chatham, Ontario in 1968.  Making a Hawaiian pizza is a deliciously fun way to use up leftover ham.  It’s the number one pizza in Australia and always poplar among kids everywhere.  
1 ball of Village Grocer pizza dough, room temperature.
1/4 cup  (60ml) of pizza sauce
2 cups (200g) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup (225g)  pineapple pieces, drained*
1 cup (150g) cooked ham, thinly sliced or cubed
Preheat the oven to 425F/220C.
On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to form an 10”(25cm) circle. Lightly dust a 10-12”(25-30cm) pizza pan with flour to prevent sticking.   Place the rolled out dough onto pan. Spread the pizza sauce over the top leaving a 1/2” (2cm) edge for the crust.  Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce and add the pineapple pieces and ham evenly.  Finish by covering the top with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. 
Remove from oven, slice and serve.
Queen Bee Tip:  *DelMonte makes canned crushed pineapple (14oz./398ml) which we think works best as it provides small bite sizes pieces that can be easily placed in spoonfuls across the pizza.