I love Jackfruit because it’s a very versatile food and it’s a much more natural “mock meat” than the processed alternatives on the market. A twist on traditional Hawaiian pizza, this Hawaiian Jackfruit Pizza is sweet, smokey, summery, and oh so tasty. You can use my spelt pizza crust recipe below, or substitute for a store-bought pizza dough if you wish!
Makes: 10 Slices
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 1 tbsp cane sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 -3 cups light spelt flour
- 1 20oz can jackfruit, cored and pulled
- 3/4 cup your favourite bbq sauce, divided
- 1 cup pineapple, diced into chunks
- 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
- 3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
- fresh cilantro for garnish
- If you are making your own crust, combine the yeast, sugar, salt, and warm water in the bowl of your stand mixer and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Once the yeast has activated, start by adding 2 1/2 cups of the flour and knead the dough using the dough hook on your stand mixer. Knead until the ingredients are combined and the dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl. If the dough is too sticky, add the additional 1/2 cup of flour and knead to combine. Alternatively, you can knead the dough by hand if you don’t have a mixer. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let the dough rise for 30 minutes, preferably in a warm place. You can skip this step completely if you are using a store-bought dough.
- While the dough is rising, pull the jackfruit apart so that it becomes stringy, like pulled pork. Remove the core (the end piece that is hard) on each piece of jackfruit and discard it.
- Heat a large non-stick pan. Add the jackfruit and 1/2 cup of bbq sauce. Stir frequently and cook on medium/low heat for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Alternatively you can cook your pizza on a pizza stone or pizza tray if you have one.
- After the dough has risen, dust your counter with a bit of additional flour and roll out the dough until you reach your desired crust shape and thickness.
- Spread the remaining 1/4 cup of bbq sauce in a thin layer on the dough.
- Add the jackfruit, pineapple, mushroom, and red onion for topping. Leave the cilantro until the end as you don’t want to cook it.
- Bake the pizza for 15 minutes in the center rack of your oven. If you are using a store-bought dough, the cook time may vary, so check on your pizza to see if it needs more or less time.
- Garnish with cilantro if desired. Slice, serve, and enjoy!