Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dessert Pizza with Rum Glazed Grilled Pineapple

The pizza really isn't the focus here--it is merely a vehicle for the pineapple. The pineapple recipe is from the latest Food and Drink magazine and it is quite spectacular (I think). And the pizza really isn't that bad, either.

Grilled Pineapple
- 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced crosswise into 6 pieces
- 2 tbsp margarine
- 2 tbsp rum
- 1 tbsp packed brown sugar

- 1 pizza crust
- strawberry jam
- sliced banana
- vegan chocolate chips

1. Place pineapple slices in a shallow dish. Heat together glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until margarine is melted. Pour over over pineapple and turn to coat. Let set (turning every so often) while you heat the grill to medium.
2. Grill for 6 to 8 mins, turning and basting, until golden and glazed. Cut into pieces and let cool.
3. Heat a pizza stone in a 450 degree oven.
4. Spread a thin layer of strawberry jam over the pizza crust (too much and it will bubble all over the place and make a real mess. Top with toppings.
5. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until crust is done and chocolate chips have started to melt.


shelby said...

Best. Pizza. Ever.

Laura said...

aah! i used to LOVE dessert pizza in my pregan days! this looks perfect for summer....must make asap.

Sal said...

I totally missed that you said dessert pizza and was just thinking about how i never liked pineapple on pizza. But the sweet version sounds awesome!!

sweetkaroline said...

Yum grilled pineapple! Never thought to glaze it as well though.

Thanks for the fun recipe!

Kris said...

This sounds ridiculously awesome :) I'd say this is a somewhat healthier step up from the Nutella pizza offered for dessert in some bars in Italy. Great job!

Capital Mom said...

That looks awesome!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

Yum! I seriously love grilled pineapple :)

Bianca said...

This is my kind of pizza! Chocolate chips, booze-accented pineapples, and bananas. Oh my!

Anonymous said...

YUM!! Can you mail me a slice? :)
Great pics!

Neta said...

I'm gonna try it really soon, looks great!