Pineapple, Pepperoni Pizza with Mint

Fresh mint is fabulous with fresh pineapple, so why not on pizza, I asked myself, rhetorically speaking.  And if ham and pineapple go on pizza, why not pepperoni and pineapple?  And yes, as things turn out,  it was a fabulously yummo pizza.  What can I say?  When you're right, you're right.

First, let your dough double.
Turn up the oven to 450 - 500 F or however high it goes.
Get a small, ripe pineapple peeled, and diced.   I'm thinking maybe 2 cups?  Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small skillet and saute the pineapple until a lot of the juices have cooked off.
Slice up some pepperoni and stir it into the pineapple.
Slice 2 cups or so of smoked mozzarella, and Monterey Jack,  and grate up about 1/3 cup Parmesan.
Now tenderly push that dough into an oiled cast iron skillet (2 or so tablespoons of olive).
Lay on your cheese slices, and sprinkle on the Parmesan.
Distribute the pepperoni and pineapple over the pie
Pop into the oven for 15 minutes
Pick some lovely mint to sprinkle on when it comes out.
I could have picked more.

I served it this evening with a small salad and some red with ice in it.  By the way, don't bother with canned pineapple - it just won't be the same.

We absolutely loved this pizza, and I'll share the goodness with Beth Fish Reads for her Weekend Cooking  event.  If you have a food related post, link up or just visit to hear about some good cooking.


Tina said...

I haven't had that combo of pineapple and ham on pizza in ages. It's great, advertised as The Hawaiian at pizza places here. Never thought of adding mint but I see it's a good flavor combo.

Beth F said...

Not a combo I would have thought of, but -- hey, why not! I love making homemade pizza.

Vicki said...

My son always gets ham and pineapple, I myself like it with pepperoni.

Mae Travels said...

So far in my trips to Hawaii I haven't had "Hawaiian" pizza here, but using fresh pineapple must make it taste delicious. I think the term "Hawaiian" for any food made with pineapple must be a retro thing like from the fifties!

best... mae at maefoods.blogspot.com

Deb in Hawaii said...

Normally I am not a huge fan of pineapple on pizza but this one looks really good. I think maybe it is the mint addition that tempts me!? ;-) Very creative and your pizza-making prowess is always impressive.

Margot said...

I've only had pineapple and ham once and it was just okay. Reading your method makes me think I'd really like this. I like how you cooked the pineapple and pepperoni together first and then put all that on top of a good mix of cheeses. And then - all in a cast iron skillet? Now I can't wait to try this.