Inspired by the classic Hawaiian Pizza, this Grilled Pineapple and Prosciutto Pizza features pineapple pizza recipe features grilled pineapple, red onions, prosciutto and Piave cheese.
I read somewhere once that Hawaiian Pizza was first made in Canada, which is a bit strange, since pineapples certainly don’t grow here! Perhaps it was our way of capturing a bit of the tropics through the long winter. Regardless, I love Hawaiian pizza. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure – knowing there’s something maybe a wee bit wrong about it, but then again … oh so right ;)
This pizza is inspired by the classic Hawaiian pizza, using grilled pineapple and red onions, together with prosciutto and Piave cheese. Piave cheese just happened to be what I had on hand and it turned out to be a great foil for the other flavours in the pizza. It’s nutty, a bit sweet and semi-firm (or firm, depending on how old it is). I didn’t need to use a lot of it to add great flavour, which was nice. I also topped it off with a bit more grated Piave and some fresh baby arugula, for some colour.
Cook’s Notes for Grilled Pineapple and Prosciutto Pizza
If you can’t find Piave cheese, I think Manchego would be nice, or Parmesan, or you could always default to mozzarella. As always, my homemade pizzas start with Jim Lahey’s pizza dough.
Grilled Pineapple and Prosciutto Pizza
- 1 ball homemade or store-bought pizza dough
- Pizza sauce
- Fresh pineapple spears grilled and cut into chunks
- Red onion sliced across the equator and separated in to rings
- Prosciutto roughly chopped
- Grated Piave Manchego, Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh baby arugula
Preheat your oven (and pizza stone, if using) to 500 ° F.
Prepare your pizza dough in to a round and spread with pizza sauce. Top with grilled pineapple and red onions. Sprinkle with some Piave cheese.
Bake in preheated oven, 10 minutes or so, or until the crust is golden.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional Piave cheese, prosciutto and arugula.
Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!