Pineapple on Pizza?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, May 16, 2021.

Does Pineapple Belong on a Pizza

Poll closed May 23, 2021.
  1. Absolutely!

    43 vote(s)
  2. Never!

    40 vote(s)
  3. Sometimes.

    29 vote(s)
  4. Splunge!

    1 vote(s)
  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I tried to find a clip of the whole sketch but I couldn’t.
  2. Lord Flashheart

    Lord Flashheart Electromatic

    Aug 4, 2017
    It never grew very big in Italy.
    I wonder it had anything to do with the Italian rule that nobody is allowed to put fruit on their pizza, unless he or she is the bearer of the Italian war-a hero medal, for bravery.
    On second thoughts, I'am sure that's how it is.
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Found it!

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  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Nope... I can get w/ some non-traditional pizza-type creations (favorites so far being the mac & cheese pizza & Indian pizza w/ nan for crust, red curry for sauce, peas etc. for toppings & paneer style cheese) but pretty much any topping combo involving fruit is a non-starter for me.

    Edit: One exception to the non-fruit rule is the Dutch Apple pie pizza a local wood fired place did/does, but that's squarely positioned as a dessert item & kind of just like an apple pie w/ different crust.
  5. Wavey

    Wavey Gretschie

    Dec 31, 2016
    I've been making pizza at home using recipe for deep dish pizza I discovered in a Betty Crocker cookbook many years ago. I mix herbs into the dough and use some toppings combination of black olives, green olives, tomato paste, tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, avocado, artichoke hearts, mozarella cheese, cream cheese, maybe some other stuff, rarely use meats, never used pineapple that I can recall. It ends up being like a thick herbed bread with all this stuff on the top with a crispy cheesy crust. But I do like Hawaiian style pizza, and also like pizza with smoked salmon which seems to be available in many places in Europe, but not here (in the US).

    So, yes, I am in the YES column for pineapple on pizza!
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  6. Penguin Picker

    Penguin Picker Gretschie

    Apr 2, 2021
    I recall reading somewhere that we Canadians started the pineapple on pizza thing. If so, you're all welcome. :)

    It's not an always, all the time thing but I absolutely love pineapple on pizza when it's mixed with toppings that compliment it.
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    The local Pizza place near me has some unusual choices:
    Peking Duck pizza
    Smokey Beef Brisket pizza
    Vietnamese Chilli Chicken pizza
    Mediterranean or Moroccan Lamb pizza
    Pork Sausage with Hot Honey pizza
    Smokey Pulled Jackfruit (vegan) pizza
    Paneer Masala pizza
    Szechuan Chilli Prawn pizza
    BBQ King Mushrooms pizza
    Pulled Pork and Slaw pizza
    Peri Peri Chicken (Portugese) pizza
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  8. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I think it was high school when I got my first Hawaiian pizza, and I've been hooked ever since. Not that I don't like other combinations, too, but the Hawaiian pizza is the default for me.
  9. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    We order pineapple on my oldest daughters pizza because she is too immature to realize it is wrong.

    We admit that we have failed as parents but we ridicule her to the point of tears each we’re trying.

    She was born in Hawaii so some people might expect that this is correct but Hawaiians know it only belongs in Canada.
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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  11. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  12. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    A 2nd pizza atrocity (2nd to pineapple) is "deep-dish", which is some sort of meat pie having little or no relation to actual pizza.
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Zoidberg's favorite!
  14. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Agreed! Deep dish is a great twist on quiche but definitely not a pizza.

    I do see that Wabash responded above and it reminds me I have some serious consulting with him on Polish food.....I got a great Polish butcher down the street from me!
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  15. 19MGB76

    19MGB76 Gretschie

    Jul 31, 2018
    Deep is a proper pie. That skinny stuff is just a bastardized open face taco.
  16. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Deep dish is mostly crust, not toppings. The crust is almost like it is caramelized.

    It’s delicious. They maked it right in Chicago, I’ve never had a good one yet elsewhere.
  17. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    I actually like it too! I was trolling for midwesterners, but I had to toss them back, didn't catch the big @wabash slim , he's too wiley!
  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Proper Chicago Deep Dish is bowl like a bowl full of cheese and toppings. Amateurs just make thick crusts and call 'em deep dish. Chicago bar style is thin and cut into rectangles. There's something for everyone. Bar style is still better than the cracker with catsup pies in NY.
    Last edited: May 20, 2021
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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I would love to try slices of a bunch of those. Can you ship some to me?
  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    OK, you'll have to reheat them in the microwave when they get there! :D
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