I was hipped to this flavor combination in college by a friend who had a family tradition of ordering jalapeno-pineapple pizza from Town Spa in Stoughton, MA. I made it my own by opting out of the traditional mozzarella and using a sharper cheese profile. I also added Kosher salt and cracked black pepper for some more complexity….
Pineapple Jalapeno Pizza
whole wheat pizza dough (I used store bought)
1/4 of a pineapple
1/4 – 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce
cheese (I used a blend of Fontina, Asiago, and Parmesan)
*If using store bought pizza dough, remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before preparing pizza.
*Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
*Lightly grease cookie sheet (or heat up pizza stone).
*Dust counter with flour (to keep the dough from sticking). Stretch pizza dough into circle or rectangle.
*Lightly sprinkle raw dough with cheese. Add freshly ground black pepper.
*Bake 4 minutes.
*Chop pineapple and jalapeno.
*Remove crust. Add sauce, cheese, jalapeno, and pineapple. Sprinkle with Kosher salt.
*Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is firm.