Mary Lapp is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and ex Pastry Chef who lives in Lancaster, PA with her husband and her sister. She follows the Paleo Approach Diet because of her multiple allergies, and is passionate about the healing power of whole and simple food. She blogs her (mostly AIP) recipes at Simple & Merry. She has also started to include blog posts about brain health to share in the experience of healing the brain. You can also visit Simple & Merry on Facebook.
Feeding people healthy food, then watching them heal, is So much fun! My main guinea pigs are my sweet husband – whose health has improved drastically, and my 22 year old sister Leah, whose schizophrenia we are treating with the Paleo Approach. If you read part of Leah’s story Here, you will see that she has a very good attitude about being deprived of some favorite foods, and that she literally tries to like everything I make, even liver pate. It’s true! This is a very endearing trait that I recommend to everyone who is on the Autoimmune Protocol, as I honestly think that attitude speeds healing. (Plus it helps you learn to like more nutrient dense foods!) At any rate, coming up with fun recipes that I know she will like is Just So Much Fun! It happens that my husband and I generally enjoy the recipes, too – so win/win!
Leah’s tastes have changed pretty drastically since adopting an AIP lifestyle. She was super picky when she first moved in, but now is quite content with bone broth, fermented veggies, meat, veggies and fruit, but once in a while, she just wants a treat! One day, Leah happened to be craving pizza (her favorite food) and was feeling a little sad that she could probably not ever have it again. We know that you can make an AIP crust, and an AIP sauce, but CHEESE!! Cheese is our favorite part of pizza! Pizza without cheese…. Just isn’t pizza, somehow. This pizza doesn’t have cheese, but it has a creamy sauce that mimics the cheese. Yes! Creamy and yummy! This recipe is for those times that you need to socialize, have a treat, or just have fun in the kitchen. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes start to finish
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Servings: 4
AIP Ham and Pineapple Pizza
- Click the link and follow the instructions to make the batter, it is easy! But it does require a food processor or high speed blender.
- Spread batter on a parchment lined sheet pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees, for 30 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes, then cover with another piece of parchment and flip over. (This isn’t hard, it holds together fine…)
- To the side is a picture of the cooked and flipped crust. The dry side will be down, and the sticky side will be up.
- Pull the parchment and crust back in the pan – it should be sticky side up and dry side down.
- ½ Pineapple or 1 can of Sliced Pineapple, chopped small (no sugar/juice only – preferably BPA Free)
- Core and slice pineapple.
- Place slices on a hot grill and flip once you can see grill lines.
- Cool and chop into pieces.
*It actually tastes just fine with a chopped can of pineapple, no need to grill if canned. It saves a lot of work – just chop the pieces small, and use as much as you want (I didn’t need the whole can.)
- 8 oz. of Ham – preferably preservative free with good ingredients
- Chop and set aside.
- I’m absolutely positive that this would work fabulously with crispy cooked bacon pieces, but I haven’t tried it yet.
- Heat 1 Tbs. of coconut oil over medium heat.
- Add 4 cloves of chopped garlic. Cook until it sizzles a bit. (Don’t let it get too hot!)
- Add 1 cup of creamy coconut milk (from a can)
- Measure ¼ cup of additional creamy coconut milk into that same measuring cup, and mix in 1 ½ Tbs. of arrowroot until there are no lumps.
- Whisk the coconut milk/arrowroot mixture into the garlic/coconut milk mixture.
- Add ¼ tsp. sea salt.
- Whisk until it is almost boiling. It should be thick and creamy.
Put it all together:
- Spread the sauce on the sticky side of the pizza crust.
- Sprinkle with Ham and Pineapple.
- Sprinkle chopped green onions or garlic scapes for some added flavor and color. (Optional)
- Bake at 375 for 20 minutes – or until brown and bubbly (see the photo below).
- Let cool for a few minutes, then cut and enjoy! The crust is mostly crispy, part floppy, but totally delicious.