Hawaiian Pizza.

Classic Hawaiian Pizza is a staple on our Friday nights. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon. It’s love at first bite.

Hawaiian Pizza by sallysbakingaddiction.com. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon.

In 1 short month, Kevin and I will be on our way to Hawaii for our honeymoon. We booked our getaway to Maui and to Kauai back in February with 8 inches of snow on the ground. Now here we are booking helicopter rides, massages, excursions… with only 22 days until I call him my husband. I’m so excited I could cry.

Oh wait, I did. I’m such a sap.

Here’s a better (less embarrassing) way to put it – I’m so excited to go to Hawaii on our honeymoon that I made homemade hawaiian pizza 3 Fridays in a row and am considering turning 3 weeks into 4 weeks because it’s so fabulously good.

Hawaiian Pizza by sallysbakingaddiction.com. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon.

Here’s my hawaiian pizza. It starts with the crustiest homemade pizza crust. Ham, pineapple, cheese, and sauce haphazardly arranged on top. And there’s bacon. I don’t think bacon is a traditional topping on Hawaiian pizza, but in Kevin’s words “everything goes with bacon.” So naturally… there’s lots of bacon on our hawaiian pizza.

Let’s talk about this pizza crust for a sec. My homemade pizza crust is like finding gold. The recipe is incredible. Soft and fluffy and oh-so-chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside. It freezes well, thaws easily, puffs up beautifully when baked. It’s a thick-style crust recipe that can hold an impressive amount of toppings. I’m all about the toppings.

My pizza dough is so easy to make, too. When you click the link to the recipe, you’ll see tons of step-by-step instructions and photos. I really really really want you to try it!

Really.

Hawaiian Pizza by sallysbakingaddiction.com. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon.

Good grief. Look at all these gorgeous toppings. Hawaiian pizza is the best.

Hawaiian Pizza by sallysbakingaddiction.com

I used pineapple from the little individual pineapple cups Kevin likes to snack on. I only did that because I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store for the 10th time this week to buy fresh pineapple. So, you can use fresh pineapple, canned pineapple, whatever. I prefer using smaller pieces of pineapple because you can fit more onto each slice.

More pineapple = better hawaiian pizza. Sweet and salty is a weakness.

For the ham, you can use either ham or Canadian bacon. The two are similar in taste and texture, but Canadian bacon is a little leaner. And they come from different parts of the pig. (Just in case you were looking for a ham lesson today.) I used Canadian bacon because we usually have it in the refrigerator for making breakfast sandwiches. Yum.

Another lesson for you: Hawaiian pizza is not actually Hawaiian. It originated in Canada. And I couldn’t be more thankful for this island-inspired recipe invention!!

Hawaiian Pizza by sallysbakingaddiction.com. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon.

So there ya have it. It’s time to shake up your pizza nights with a tropical twist!

 

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Hawaiian Pizza

Classic Hawaiian Pizza is a staple on our Friday nights. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon. It's love at first bite.

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 recipe homemade pizza crust*
  • 1/2 cup (127g) pizza sauce, or more depending how much you like (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (6oz or 168g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (75g) cooked ham or Canadian bacon, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup (82g) pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions:

Prepare the pizza dough through step 11, including preheating the oven to 475F as described in step 8.

After waiting 15 minutes as described in step 11, top with pizza sauce, then the mozzarella cheese, then the ham/Canadian bacon, and pineapple. Sprinkle with bacon crumbles.

Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling. For the last minute, I move the oven rack to the top rack to really brown the edges. That's optional. Remove from the oven. Slice pizza and serve immediately. Store leftover pizza covered tightly in the refrigerator and reheat as you prefer. Baked pizza slices may be frozen up to 1 month.

*Please see homemade pizza crust recipe for how to make ahead and freeze the pizza dough.

*Feel free to use my whole wheat pizza crust recipe instead. You'll have to halve the recipe to make only 1 pizza crust.

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Hawaiian Pizza by sallysbakingaddiction.com. This crowd-pleasing recipe starts with my fluffy homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crisp bacon.

 

 

 

   

61 Responses to “Hawaiian Pizza.”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted August 29, 2014 at 6:16 am

    SO exciting that your wedding is SO close! Mine was only a year and a half ago so I fully remember it! The best day ever – so pumped for you!
    Also, this pizza? I love that you posted it on Friday. Hawaiian is my hubs’ fav and your crust sounds perfect! Pinned!

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    Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchenposted August 29, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Your pizza crust looks absolutely perfect – with such a big & fluffy crust (the best part!). And sweet and salty pizzas (or anything sweet and salty let’s be honest) are my favourite! Pineapple is always a big plus for me on top of pizza :) And who knew Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada!? :D

    Your honeymoon in Hawaii sounds asbolutelyyy fabulous! Have a great weekend! :D

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Ceara! Sweet + salty pizza is my favorite. I once went to a restaurant where they serve honey with pizza slices. A little drizzle of it on top of all the salty cheese is SO good. Try it if you haven’t yet!

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      • Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchenreplied on August 30th, 2014 at 10:52 am

        Sounds amazing!!! :) Will have to try it! Maple syrup drizzled on top would also be ahhh-maazing!!!

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    Chelsea @ Gal on a Missionposted August 29, 2014 at 7:54 am

    You are super close now! I remember having the same feeling when I got married a year and a half ago! Congratulations, Sally! By the way, this pizza is amazing. I could go for a slice this morning – yum! Happy Friday!! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Thanks for the congrats, Chelsea – and happy friday to you too!

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spiceposted August 29, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Hawaiian pizza is my favorite, Sally! This looks absolutely amazing. Perfect pizza to start out the three day weekend!

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    Rosette @ longbakethequeen.composted August 29, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Looks so good! I am MoH at my best friend’s wedding…on September 20. And she and her soon-to-be husband are honeymooning in…Hawaii! Uncanny!!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Too funny. Congrats to them!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted August 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    My absolute favorite pizza topping is pineapple. Basically if it doesn’t have pineapple on it, I don’t even really want it! Totally am all about the pineapple so this looks fabulous to me! Pinned!

    22 days. CONGRATS. So, so, so close!! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Pineapple goes on ANY type of pizza, you’re so right. I need to add it to more!

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    Ioannaposted August 29, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Your hawaiian pizza looks so amazing! Ham and pineapple are my favourite toppings. I am very tempted to try your recipe! :)

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    Amberposted August 29, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I can not wait for your next cookbook. Your first one is my absolute favorite! And the pictures are awesome! Thank you for your amazing blogs :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Amber! That means a lot.

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    Arlene Juddposted August 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Thank you, Sally! Pineapple and Canadian bacon are my #1 choice in pizza. Looking forward to trying your crust. I’ve had great success with many of your recipes. Congrats on the upcoming nuptials, Hawaii is perfect choice for honeymoon! My husband and I visited 4 ports there last year and Maui and Kauai were top locations we’d like to return for extended visits. Will be looking forward to lots of honeymoon pics!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Glad to read that you both loved Maui and Kauai so much, Arlene! We’re so excited for it.

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    T rishaposted August 29, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Yum, Yum, i love homemade pizza will make this for dinner tonight. Enjoy hawaii. My hubby and I lived there for 5 years when we were first married.
    Both our children were born there. We just celebrated 21 years yesterday. Enjoy your time there and we will enjoy this pizza.

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Hope you enjoy this pizza tonight Trisha. Congrats on 21 years!

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    jenna @ just j.fayeposted August 29, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I LOVE Hawaiian pizza! So good!

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    Jasmine @ A cupcake for my thoughtsposted August 29, 2014 at 9:52 am

    This looks amazing. I swear every time I crave something, you seem to have a recipe that day for what it is aha!! I really really want a pizza for dinner and this recipe just made me want one even more!!

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    Barbaraposted August 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Pineapple, ham, bacon….gosh what is not to like here? And that crust….looks terrific! At 57, I am pretty darn new to baking and cooking, spoiled for years by a husband who liked to cook. But the cooking bug finally hit me, and I am trying my hand at everything. Working with yeast is something I haven’t tackled yet, and I am not sure why. But looking at this crust certainly makes me want to give it a try! This recipe is going to go on my “to make list”!!! I’ll get there eventually. Also on that list was the triple salted caramel cupcakes (loved them) and the salted caramel cheesecake dip (devoured by guests). So, I will give this a shot someday.

    Congratulations on your wedding! Sounds like your honeymoon will be a blast. Enjoy!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Barbara! It sounds like you love salty/sweet, so you will just love this pizza. Those triple salted caramel cupcakes are the BEST. I need to make them again soon.

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    Shellyposted August 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Every time I see you pizza dough I tell myself I MUST MAKE IT! I have yet to try it because of the busy summer but now things are calming down. I can’t wait! Thanks for all your great recipes and pictures!

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    Stephposted August 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Yay! Go Canada! I love hawaiian pizza – but I don’t like a lot of pineapple… I’m a picky eater… It’s kinda random, but is it true that you don’t really have Ketchup Chips in the US?

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Hmm. Maybe? I don’t know, I don’t think I’ve seen those. But ketchup is at the bottom of my food pyramid (seriously!) so I would LOVE them.

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    Laurposted August 29, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Hawaii is definitely on my “Must Vacation Here” list. Anywhere tropical pretty much makes the cut, but there’s something about Hawaii which makes it so appealing… I don’t know what it is, but the whole Polynesian thing just takes it up a notch!

    I hope you wash this pizza down with a beer or margarita tonight! ;) Have a good weekend!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Drinking a beer with it right now Laur. You know me too well. Enjoy your labor day weekend!

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    Mirposted August 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Pizza is the best Friday night dinner! And I totally drizzle honey on it now, Sally-style. It’s the best way to have salty and sweet!
    This looks delicious. I think it needs to be paired with a cool tropical drink. You’re a month away from some really good ones!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      I can’t have pizza (any kind!) without honey now! I’m glad I have you hooked. And umm… bring on the fruity beachy girly drinks!!

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    Hayleyposted August 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    OMG never made pizza crust from scratch before… Sounds intimidating but considering it’s going to be my brother’s birthday and his favourite pizza is Hawaiian (also with bacon…) maybe I ought to give it a try :)

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    Jenniferposted August 29, 2014 at 11:51 am

    If i wanted to use the whole recipe for the pizza crust…. what size pan would I use? I only have square pans though so I wanted to use those. I used em last time I made ur pizza dough recipe but the half recipe was a little too small for us.
    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Hi Jennifer! I’m unsure. Maybe a full sheet pan? Or make two pizzas.

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    Katieposted August 29, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Yum! I love your pizza crust; I have two in my freezer right now! Congrats on your wedding & honeymoon, you will have so much fun! My hubby and I went to Kauai for our honeymoon 2 years ago and absolutely loved it :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks Katie! I can’t wait for Kauai! I keep hearing nothing but wonderful things.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted August 29, 2014 at 11:59 am

    First of all, so excited for you, Sally! You are going to have a blast in Hawaii! Second, your pizza looks fantastic! The crust is perfect and I see so many pizza recipes on the Internet with flat crust and no edges! We love big and fluffy edges! :) This Hawaiian pizza needs to happen soon! Pinned of course!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      You guys are just like us. The crust is the best part! Thanks for pinning and all your excitement Anna! xoxo

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    Lynnposted August 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    “(Just in case you were looking for a ham lesson today.)”

    I LOL’ed. Just in case you are ever wondering if your readers laugh out loud, you can always be assured “Lynn does.”

    Anywayyyyy… Bacon is always a great idea. This sounds fab.

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Hahahhah I will remember that every time I’m trying to be funny. For that, you’re the best Lynn. lol

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    Mandiposted August 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Congrats on your big day! Mine is coming up in the middle of October and it can’t get here fast enough! My fiance would love your thick crust recipe- totally trying it!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Congrats Mandi! Yours will be here before you know it.

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    Kerry @ Kerry Cooksposted August 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I haven’t eaten meat since I was about 12, but I have to say when I saw your picture I instantly wanted a hawaiian pizza! Yummy! Maybe I’ll give it a go with quorn ham

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    Heather @ Shards of Lavenderposted August 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hawaii sounds like the perfect honeymoon destination! Loving your Hawaiian pizza and the Canadian bacon and bacon combination:)

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    Raquelposted August 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love a good hawaiian pizza and this looks amazing!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keepsposted August 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Ummm yum!!!! Looks INSANE!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted August 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Oh my gosh. I should not be visiting your blog when it’s 3 pm and I haven’t had lunch yet. This pizza is killing me. Can’t wait to try it. YUM!

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    Cathy Perezposted August 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Hawaiian Pizza one of my favorites and so easy, great looking pictures Pinned!

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    Katieposted August 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Whaaat? Canadians invented Hawaiian Pizza? Crazy, but who care because Hawaiin Pizza is my favorite, yours look amazing. The next time I make pizza I will be making your crust! It sounds perfect and I love to load on the toppings too :-)

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    Moms & Munchkinsposted August 30, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I love Hawaiin Pizza!! Seeing all these pictures of pizzas really makes me want to have one.

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    Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchenposted August 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Oh yum! Love that you included not one, but TWO kinds of bacon! So excited for your wedding! Hawaii will be perfect!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted August 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Maui and Kauai are by far the best islands to visit… you’re going to have an AMAZING trip! Hawaiian pizza is one of my favorites — sadly, the husband isn’t as much of a fan. Or is that sad? I guess that means more for me. ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 30th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Not sad! More pizza for my gal Stephanie!

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    Mateaposted September 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Making Hawaiian pizza every Friday is completely acceptable (in my mind), so go for week four!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted September 1, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Oh yum I love Hawaiian pizza, especially with bacon!

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    TaraOposted September 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    As soon as I saw this pizza I knew I was going to make it right away! And it was so, so, so good. The bacon takes it over the top. Didn’t have time to make my own dough, but I will when I make it again (very soon)! Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe.

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    Torreyposted September 7, 2014 at 1:28 am

    What a beautiful pizza! I love pineapple on my pizza, but my boyfriend is a different story. Maybe I can get away with putting all the pineapple on my half! Congratulations on your approaching big day and I hope you have fun in Hawaii! Kauai is my favorite, but I’m very biased having been able to call that home.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 7th, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Torrey! I certainly cannot wait for beautiful Kauai.

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    Meganposted September 10, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    This looks wonderful! I just may try this pizza crust recipe:)
    I’m getting married next month and we’re going to Hawaii for our honeymoon too! We’ll go to Maui and Oahu.Can’t Wait!!!
    And congratulations to you :)

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    Briannaposted October 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hi
    I know you posted this post back in august but I was
    Wondering if you have a good pizza sauce recipe to go with your pizzas
    Haven’t found a good one yet
    Thanks

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    • Sallyreplied on October 20th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Brianna – I have made this pizza sauce quite a few times. It’s very, very good. I do not add the anchovy paste or dried marjoram.

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    Tanyaposted October 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    This pizza crust is FABULOUS! So easy to work with and I am loving the results. This has just bumped my current pizza dough recipe off of its throne. Thank you for posting it. Next time I’ll be making your hawaiian version now that I know the crust is so awesome.

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    Petiest S.posted December 13, 2014 at 2:36 am

    we ordered a Hawaiian pizza once and the ingredients were Canadian bacon, lots of pineapple and halfed marischino cherries…best I have ever tasted…talk about sweet and salty…just try it once and let me know what you think…yum!

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