Hawaiian Mango Pizza (Pounders Copycat Recipe)
Hawaiian-style Neapolitan pizza made in an outdoor pizza oven. Mascarpone, parmesan and prosciutto are baked to perfection in a pizza oven. The pizza is drizzled with honey and topped with fresh arugula and mango. Absolutely delicious. This recipe is inspired from the amazing Mango Hawaiian pizza made at Pounders Restaurant in Laie, Hawaii.
- 200 grams homemade pizza dough see recipe notes
- 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- 2 slices prosciutto chopped
- 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup arugula
- 1/4 cup mango diced
Preheat a pizza oven to 700-800 degrees (see recipe note about using a regular oven) about 30 minutes before you plan on baking the pizza.
Dice a ripe mango into small pieces. Set aside. Chop the prosciutto into small pieces and set aside.
Spread a little cornmeal on a wooden cutting board or pizza peel. Stretch the pizza dough out to a 10 inch circle and lay it on the cornmeal.
Spread the mascarpone cheese over the dough, covering it completely. You may need to use your fingers to gently spread the cheese over the dough. Be careful not to let the dough tear, but do your best to make sure the mascarpone is covering the majority of the dough.
Lay the chopped prosciutto on top of the mascarpone. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Check that the dough is not sticking to the board (this can happen if you don't work quickly enough). If it is sticking, unstick it with your fingers, add a bit of cornmeal if needed and try again.
Launch your pizza into the pre-heated pizza oven with a quick thrust forward. Let the pizza cook for about 45 seconds, then using the pizza peel pull the pizza out of the oven, turn it with a fork and return it to the pizza oven for another 30-45 seconds. This ensures that the pizza is cooked on both sides. You can watch a video of this process here.
Right after the pizza comes out of the oven, drizzle the honey on top of the warm pizza. Top with arugula and diced mango. Enjoy warm!
Oven: This pizza recipe works best for a pizza oven. I've made pizza many times in an Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven. You will get the best texture, taste and crispness using the high heat and baking stone of a pizza oven. If you don't have a pizza oven, you can still make good pizza with this recipe. Crank your home oven up to the highest temperature it will go (550 is the temperature I tested it at). Place a pizza stone in the oven and let it pre-heat for at least 30-40 minutes. This long pre-heat is crucial to the texture of the pizza dough. Proceed with the recipe as written and bake the pizza in the regular oven for 5-7 minutes, until the dough is puffed up and baked through.
Dough: I like using this pizza dough recipe. This sourdough version is also delicious. I haven't tried it with store bought dough, but I'm guessing it would taste delicious too.