Hawaiian Bacon Jam Pizza

Are you looking for a new crowd-pleasing pizza recipe for your family?  Try Hawaiian Bacon Jam Pizza! 

What Exactly Is Hawaiian Pizza?

Hawaiian pizza is simply one of the greatest creations on earth. 

This celebrated pizza combines traditional pizza ingredients like a crunchy crust, snappy tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese with the sweetness of pineapple and ham.

TBJ Gourmet ups this recipe game by adding sweet and tangy bacon pieces instead of the ham, and swirls in their delicious bacon jam! Every sweet and cheesy bite is sure to have you and your guests running back for seconds.

You’ll start this homemade pizza with your own homemade crust (recipe below) and add bacon jam swirls for that extra sweet punch. 

As they say, “everything goes with bacon”...even pizza! 

Where Did Hawaiian Pizza Come From?

What goes with bacon on pizza? PIneapple!

Surprisingly, Hawaiian ham and bacon pizza did not originate in the US island state of Hawaii. Nor did it come from Italy. 

Like so many awesome things, it comes from Canada! I bet that you didn’t guess that! 

The first Hawaiian pizza was created way back in 1962 in the great country of Canada.  A Greek immigrant named Sam Panopoulos created this sweet invention at his own restaurant - named Satellite - in Chatham in Ontario, Canada.

He simply named the pizza “Hawaiian” because that was the name on the can of pineapple that he used. Can you believe it?

Since 1962, this popular pizza has been a favorite at pizza restaurants and pizza chains all over the world - especially the USA and Canada.

The Recipe

TBJ Gourmet takes a fun spin on this classic loved pizza by adding their awesome bacon jam for extra flavor. Trust me - you must try this for yourself!

Get the kids involved - everyone loves making homemade bacon pizza!

The Recipe

Hawaiian Bacon Jam Pizza

*This recipe is adapted from a recipe by King Arthur Baking.

How to make bacon pizza:


For The Crust

  • 3 3/4 cups (450g) King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon King Arthur Pizza Dough Flavor
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons (8g) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (340g) lukewarm water

For The Toppings

  • 1 can of cubed pineapple pieces
  • 1 pound bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups (454g) tomato or pizza sauce
  • 2 to 4 cups (227g to 454g) shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) olive oil
  • ¼ cup of TBJ Gourmet Classic Bacon Jam
  • Fresh Basil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper


To make the dough: 

  1. Measure out your flour by gently spooning it into a cup. Mix and knead together all of the dough ingredients, by hand, mixer, or bread machine, till you have a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Allow the dough to rise, covered, for 1 hour. *Use dough immediately, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  3. Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and divide it in half.
  4. Lightly grease two 12" to 14" round pizza pans (or two baking sheets).
  5. Shape each piece of dough into a 10" to 14" disk (thick crust vs. thin crust), and place on prepared pans.
  6. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let rise for 1 to 2 hours.

While the crust is rising, prepare the filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Lightly grease a frying pan or skillet, and sauté the pineapple pieces till lightly browned. Remove the pineapple, and sauté the bacon pieces.

Prepare the pizzas

  1. Bake the bbq bacon pizza crusts, without toppings, for about 12 minutes, till they're set but       not brown. 
  2. Remove from the oven.
  3. Spread with tomato sauce. 
  4. Swirl in Bacon Jam. (*Use TBJ Gourmet instead of searching up canned bacon jam recipes - it just won’t compare!)
  5. Layer on top with the pineapple and bacon pieces.
  6. Sprinkle it with cheese.
  7. Return pizzas to the oven, and bake for an additional 12 to 16 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven when the cheese is melted and lightly toasted.
  9. Slice and serve and ENJOY!

Unique Pizza To Share

Aren’t you tired of the usual chicken bacon ranch pizza recipe or plain cheese pizza dinner? 

The Hawaiian Bacon Jam Pizza is the best bacon pizza recipe out there. It is a crowd pleaser - your family will be asking for more. 

This recipe yields TWO 12-14” pizzas. (about 16 pieces!) Be sure to double the recipe if you’d like more pizza to go around. You can even freeze a pizza for later on. 

For your meal, add some crispy fresh salads on the side, some cold root beer, and you are all set for a fabulous family meal. 

Everyone loves to sit back and order domino's bacon pizza - sure it’s great, too!  But why order out when you can create this amazing pizza yourself? 

Nothing beats homemade Hawaiian Bacon Jam Pizza! 

Bon Apétit!

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