This is week two of quarantine for me, for those of you reading from Europe, this self-distancing has been going on for a while, or maybe you are in South America and it has been just a couple of days, regardless of where you are in terms of isolation, I want you to know you are not alone and we will get through this whole thing, I promise!
I have been cooking more than ever, I have more time in my hands that I know what to do with, and since I promised you I would share with you my recipes, here is the one for the BEST pineapple pizza ever!
• Tomato pizza sauce
• Mozzarella cheese (or mozzarella style cheese substitute)
• One 7 OZ package of ham
• Pizza crust (Any type, see bellow for pizza crust options)
• 2 cups of pineapple fresh or canned
•One cup of water, If using fresh pineapple. If canned use the water from the can.
•1/2 cup of light brown sugar
•1 tablespoon of butter (can be replaced with coconut oil)
•A pinch of cinnamon
•A pinch of nutmeg
In a saucepan pour the water, the butter, the pineapple, the cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook on medium-high until it boils, bring the fire to low and let it cook for 20 minutes or until the pineapple is caramelized, steer occasionally.
Cut the ham in squares but make sure they are not too small, put them in a frypan and slightly cook them.
Make sure you follow the instructions from the pizza crust package, they are different directions for all types, In my case I used a cauliflower crust because I am trying to keep carbs to a minimum, this crust needs to be precooked before placing the ingredients.
in my personal opinion, it will taste better with a regular crust.
Preheat oven to 450 F
Once your pizza crust is ready for the Ingredients, start with spreading the pizza sauce and sprinkle oregano, then add the mozzarella cheese, the ham, the pineapple and top it off with more cheese.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the top cheese is melted and, last but not least, ENJOY!
Let's talk about ingredients and ingredients replacements, The crust I used was my choice due to my low carb diet at the moment here is a recipe for cauliflower pizza crust If your wish to make it yourself, but I truly believe a regular pizza crust makes a huge difference.
The cheese replacement I found it at Trader Joes, now more and more brands and supermarkets carry other kinds, this particular one I love because it melts and it does not have a strong flavor so it does not change the taste of the final product.
Please feel free to leave any questions, I would be happy to answer them.
I hope you love the pizza!