Fancy Hawaiian Pizza

in Dinner, Pizza

Three words: Domino’s Pizza Tracker.

Do you know about this? If not, let me break it down: you order a pizza (via the internets) and then watch it go from “prep” to “bake” to “out the door for delivery.” First time I saw it in action my mind was blown.

I really had no idea how this could even be real. I embraced it…thinking, you know, we’re totally in the future. This is the future. But I still couldn’t figure out how this was logistically possible.  Is there low-jack technology involved? Does my pizza now have a micro-chip in it? Am I going to EAT this micro-chip? What will it taste like…? Well guess what…none. Of. It. Matters.

A friend of mine–who was equally obsessed as myself–did some serious research and found out that the entire thing is fake. Well, it’s not fake…it’s just based off of statistics in your area. Bummer-town, USA, eh? Yeah, me too.

What does this have to do with this Fancy Hawaiian Pizza? Nothing really…except I usually order a Hawaiian Pizza from Domino’s. Tomato sauce, canned pineapple, Canadian ham and cheese. Holy yum.

I thought it’d be a fun time to make a fancy version. Umm…hi!!! This was delicious!

Fresh pineapple & mozzarella, caramelized onions, prosciutto, arugula…and I broke out a new-to me, fancy pizza dough recipe by Peter Reinhart.

This is–hands down–the best pizza dough recipe I’ve had. And while the written instructions are slightly cumbersome and way too wordy for my taste, the results were heavenly.

Another thing I recommend, is getting a “cheap” pizza stone (I spoke about this last summer, too). Go to Home Depot/Lowe’s and buy a terra cotta, clay, unglazed tile for $2.

Pizza dough will release a lot of moisture and the clay will absorb it, giving you a crispy crust on the bottom. I hate when pizzas are soggy, don’t you?

I would also like to let you know that if I didn’t have this food blog and felt obligated to make this pizza, I would’ve simply wrapped prosciutto around each piece of pineapple and called it a day!

P.S. On a completely non-food related topic, I am so damn proud of Britney Spears. Aren’t you?!

Have a good week!!



Fancy Hawaiian Pizza

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Pizza dough recipe by Peter Reinhart

Pizza idea from my brain

Recipe notes: I halved Peter’s recipe giving me 2-8 ounce pizza dough

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

1 – 8 ounce pizza dough

1-4 ounce ball of fresh mozzarella

1/4 of a pineapple, diced (I bought mine pre-cut at WF–made my life super easy)

5-6 slices of prosciutto, halved

1 handful of arugula

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and heat up stone for 30 minutes.

In a medium fry pan–over medium heat–add a tablespoon of olive oil and add 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 non-perfect circle. It looks cuter this way!!   Place on a piece of parchment. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Add mozzarella and diced pineapple and place on the stone (with parchment) 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. Yum-town, population: YOU!! 

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet June 20, 2011 at 3:38 am

This is my kind of pizza. Love it.


Maria B. June 20, 2011 at 3:54 am

This looks delicious. Now I am hungry and stuck with cafeteria food that tastes like cardboard. *sigh* It`s a tough life.
And: damn yeah, I am proud of Britney :)


Kat June 20, 2011 at 5:31 am

Yeah…finding out the Domino’s pizza tracker is fake was a huge bubble-buster for my microeconomics class. Oh, well. This pizza is a million times better than anything from a pizza chain, I’m sure!


crystal June 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

but my deliver guy shows up with the right name tag on. and no not everyone is named John. I thought that was the coolest part.


Kathy June 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

I need sauce, perhaps a little plum sauce?


Adrianna June 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I contemplated adding sauce! But decided against it…totally didn’t miss it.


Blog is the New Black June 20, 2011 at 6:47 am

This looks wonderful!!!!!!


Katrina June 20, 2011 at 7:00 am

This is beautiful! Great recipe.


Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen June 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

I use “pizza stones” for absolutely everything. I will never make cookies without one again!


Adrianna June 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Whoa! With cookies…I’m trying this.


Joanne June 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

when I used to order domino’s in college, Hawaiian was totally my go-to. I don’t think I’ve had it since then. Which is unfortunate. Thanks for reminding me I’m WAY overdue!


Jen of My Tiny Oven June 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

I want this for lunch! yummo!


Adriana June 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

oh goodness. i want this now. my friend katie gave me some bbq sauce that could work fantastically as a tomato sauce base for the pizza…


chloe @ 321delish June 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

this pizza looks simple and delicious!


Baking Serendipity June 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

This is my favorite pizza! So much better homemade than ordered out :)


Stephanie June 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Yum! Hawaiian was always my favourite pizza as a child . . . and then I sadly became vegetarian for far, far too many bacon-free years.

I’ve just been rediscovering ham and pineapple pizza again and I’m excited to make your gourmet version. I especially like the idea of the caramelized onions as a mellow backdrop for that fresh pineapple.


naomi June 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

This looks and sound delish! I love the crust too. Can’t wait to try this.


kristin June 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

That looks delicious! I’ve never used a pizza stone before, so maybe that’s even better for getting a crispy crust (plus a cornmeal bottom is essential). I’ve just always thought that the problem of a soggy/soft pizza crust was because I let it sit on the pan or cutting board after it came out of the oven. All the heat it generated literally steamed the bottom crust. Now I cut it on my cutting board and slide it onto a cooling rack (like for cookies) and I’ve never noticed a problem since.


Susie June 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

This looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


Colleen June 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I am devastated about Dominos. I have tracked many o pizzas and now it won’t be nearly as fun – guess I’ll just have to make yours instead:)


Adrianna June 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Trust me, I–more than anyone–understand your sadness.


Becky June 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Ok, never tried this Dominos tracking system you speak of, but am very curious now! And pineapple on pizza is the best – this version looks fantastic! : )


Dana June 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Hawaiian pizza is a favorite at our house. This one looks so special and grown up.


hat methi June 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm

this pizza looks simple and delicious! hi


Caroline June 21, 2011 at 5:23 am

Yum! I have some pizza dough in the refrigerator right now!


tina June 21, 2011 at 11:54 am

i was too blown away by dominos. for a minute i thought i saw sauce on this pizza. dude i’m making this for din din…now off to home depot i go! thx for the great tip!


Jenni June 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm

That is such a bummer about the pizza tracker! Your pizza looks super tasty. I too order Domino’s Hawaiian and have often wondered what it’d be like with onions. Good thing there are adventurous people who try it out and post it on the Internet!


The Newlywed Chefs June 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Saw this on Tasty Kitchen! Looks awesome :)


Rett June 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I have pizza stone that I just leave in my oven all the time. I use it to make biscuits, cookies, pizza and almost everything. Apparently leaving it in the oven while it’s preheating helps to regulate the temperature of your oven.


Mary @ Mary, Quite Culinary June 24, 2011 at 3:27 am

I made this last night and it was SOOO yummy!


Nicole June 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This picture is making me want pizza in a bad way! I’ll have to make it soon.


Megan G. August 7, 2011 at 3:52 am

Simmer 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar in the onion pan for 10 minutes into a reduction and drizzle on top if you’re interested in ‘sauce’ or an extra zing. Lovely recipe!


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