Saturday, October 17, 2015

Harvest Pizza

Who loves fruit on their pizza? Now before you meat lovers stop reading, keep in mind that BACON is also a key player in this twist on your traditional Hawaiian pizza. I've been trying to get more creative in the kitchen and this is the result: my Harvest Pizza!!

This is timely since October is not only Pizza Month, but also National Pork Month!

Whether you are out in the field harvesting crops or are trying to throw together a quick and easy dinner for the family, this one is sure to be a favorite.

View of the combine cutting soybeans (from the tractor cab)
Speaking of harvest, the weather here in central Indiana has been AWESOME!!! Almost no rain for weeks. So what does this mean exactly? Rain slows farmers down. They generally can't work in the fields when it's raining. The warm weather we were having helped the crops dry down faster though. Almost too much in some places, however. Soybeans need to be about 13 percent moisture and corn about 15 percent. When it's dryer than that, the weight is down. Keep in mind farmers get paid by weight, measured in bushels (It's 56 pounds for corn and 60 for soybeans). So, they try to avoid that. No matter how hard we try, though, we cannot control the weather. A lot of folks are a lot further along than usual.

With that in mind, it's still important to keep an eye out for farm equipment on the roads.

After a long day in the tractor or with the cows, pizza is always a favorite around our place!

Hawaiian pizza has always been one of my favorites. I had SO many apples and wanted to incorporate that. I used a sweeter barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Rays Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce) as the base, then diced up the apples into small pieces, along with some diced onions. I finished it off with some crumbled bacon bits (I like the Hormel brand, but you can use whatever you like best).

Like most of my creations, I don't really measure much. I love cheese and bacon so I used a lot of it. It's more of a preference thing, so add as much as you'd like. I was pretty happy with this!

Harvest Pizza

  • 1 Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • Shredded Mozarella Cheese
  • 1/4 Diced Apple
  • 1/4 Diced Onion
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Sweet Baby Rays Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce

Cooking Directions
  1. Use a rolling pin (cover with flour to keep it from sticking) to roll out the pizza dough to the desired size
  2. Cook pizza dough in the oven for 8 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a fork to poke some tiny holes in it throughout
  3. Spread barbecue sauce on the pizza crust (as much as you'd like)
  4. Cover barbecue sauce with shredded mozzarella cheese (again, as much as you like)
  5. Spread diced onions and diced apples evenly across pizza
  6. Add the bacon (I love bacon, so I used a lot)
  7. Cook at 425 for about 10 minutes (check on it and then adjust accordingly)
  8. Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment