The Pink Poodle Pizza

May  6, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Makes 1 pizza
Author Notes

I used to work at a neighborhood restaurant that was known for its unconventional pizza toppings and combinations. Rose petals, anyone? How about peanut butter and bacon? For a spell, I was the person making the pizzas, and I came up with the Pink Poodle for the menu. It's called "pink" for the color and "poodle" for the sort of Frenchy ingredients (and alliterative benefit). The combination makes for a pretty pie that's rather mild in its flavors. Cut into smaller pieces, it makes for a great appetizer/hors d'oeuvres. Oh, and about that peanut butter pizza: I won't write out a recipe, but if you feel compelled to try it (and I highly recommend that you do) spread some peanut butter on your crust, top with sharp white cheddar, crumbled bacon (cooked), and lots of black pepper. It's hard to mess up (and hard not to love). But try the Poodle, too! —vvvanessa

What You'll Need
  • 1 12-inch pizza crust
  • 4 ounces brie, cut into 10-12 thin slices, with or without the rind
  • 6 slices (about 2 ounces) thinly sliced dry ham, such as jambon de pays or prosciutto
  • 3 ounces chèvre
  • 12 seedless red grapes, washed, dried, and halved (pole-to-pole or along the equator, your pick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
  • sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Set pizza crust on baking tray or pizza stone.
  3. Lay down the strips of brie on the crust. Next, add the ham. Dot the pizza with small dollops of the chèvre and grapes. Sprinkle the entire pizza with the herbes de Provence and a little bit of salt. Drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil over the whole pizza.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the crust just begin to brown.
  5. Cut and serve.
  6. Say "Oooh la la!" every time you take a bite.
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6 Reviews

Patty June 12, 2019
TY for your wonderful inspiration on this pizza. I made my own version of it. I hope you don't mind me using the same name but it fits with mine too! I make my own crust or go to the pizza place. I then make Alfredo or Carbonara sauce. Toppings are chopped up mozzarella, cooked ham and some slices of red onion cooked a little in the microwave and either small cauliflower or broccoli pieces. They look like poodle pompoms. Next time I will make a cauliflower crust. I like the broccoli better cause it gives it more color. I also added a little pec-rom cheese and some chopped up fresh basil. Looked really pretty.
Patty June 12, 2019
Forgot about the evoo! How do I add a pic. I took one as it was going into the oven. Didn't use a pizza one. I still was delicious though! 🐩
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! I'm going to have to try both. Thank you for sharing.
Sagegreen December 27, 2010
Wow, what a great idea!
monkeymom May 7, 2010
Yummmmm. The salty and sweet sound really great with the brie!
lapadia May 6, 2010
RE: your peanut butter idea....very interesting!