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Pineapple and Spinach Pizza

by Emma on January 4, 2011

in Dinner

I almost titled this "Tropi-Cool Pizza." You know, like "tropical" but with the word "cool" worked in there. But then I realized how lame that was…thank goodness I avoided that misstep. Whew.

I have always thought that pineapple on pizza was perfect. Say that three times fast.

Actually that's sort of easy to say…Anyway, I think we're missing the point here: pizza is awesome. Always. I love pizza. I want to eat it most days of my life. We've had many good years together. That's love. And this pizza variation was pretty good, if I do say so myself.

And I do. I'm like that.

As far as toppings go, this is pretty straight forward. Pineapple. Check. Spinach sliced up into tiny little ribbons. Check. Fresh mozzarella, sliced. Check. Don't be afraid of the fresh semi wet mozzarella, is good!

This pizza had sort of a strange sauce though. I used peach jam. I thought it sounded like a good idea.

These three fancy jams had been sitting on the kitchen counter for over a week now. I had to open one. It was a force of nature. So I used it as pizza sauce, it's good, just be subtle with it.

For this crust, I wanted something thin, crispy and (dare I say it?) a little dry. Sometimes I like crispy dry crust. I know "dry" is probably not a good adjective to describe food, but…uh…is good!

To make this crust I used, 1/2 cup warm water, 1/2 packet of instant dry yeast, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1-2 tablespoons olive oil.

Dissolve the yeast in the water, set aside. Combine flour, sugar, salt and olive oil. Stir in water and mix until a dough ball forms. Knead that dough ball. Then place in an oiled bowl (I always use my same mixing bowl, I hate washing dishes) cover and allow to rest for 1 hour. Then roll out on a floured surface, as thin as you can. Place on a baking sheet and top with toppings. Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes.

I thought this pizza could use a little sea salt sprinkled on it before serving. Maybe a few red pepper flakes would have been fun too. Live on the edge. :)

xo. Emma


leigh January 4, 2011 at 7:17 am

pineapple and spinach is my FAVORITE pizza.

Kelsey January 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Jena January 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

YUM! Pizza & pineapple are a magical combination.

Shayna January 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm

This sounds fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. Oh, and your makeover was a lot of fun to see. :) lovely!

jen January 5, 2011 at 5:52 am

sounds delicious!! and i will call it tropicool :)

Kaitlyn January 6, 2011 at 8:49 am

i love love LOVE spinach pizza! thanks for the recipe!

Jamie Wyckoff | Julia's Poppies Design January 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Emma, this looks amazing! You just put me in a cooking mood! Thanks! :)

Mary-Beth January 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

i love hawaiian pizza, but since cutting out meat i haven’t been able to enjoy it. now my obsession with spinach can be incorporated to replace the ham!:) yum!

Bekka January 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Mmmmm…yes please!