The Lumberjack Pizza

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This hearty meal is not for the faint of heart. With a blend of local sausage and bacon, some incredible cheese and just the right veggies, you’ll feel like you’re ready to break out your best plaid and chop down some trees. Impress your friends, welcome your new neighbour or simply hoard it all to yourself, this pizza is bound to please.


1 pizza dough ball
1/2 cup (125 ml) tomato sauce
3 large slices of bacon, cooked, halved
sausage, cooked, sliced
1 onion, sliced, caramelized*
1/2 smoked applewood cheddar, shredded
2 maple syrup
fried rosemary**


  1. Set oven to 450°F (230°C) for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Stretch out dough to form a 12-inch (30.5 cm) circle.
  3. Top dough with tomato sauce, bacon, sausage, onion and grated cheddar.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. To finish, drizzle maple syrup over top of pizza and sprinkle with fried rosemary.

Recipe Hints

*To make caramelized onions, place 1 tbsp (15 ml) of butter in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add onion slices and spread out in the pan. Cook until soft, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until dark golden brown.
**To make crispy rosemary, gently fry rosemary leaves in 1 tsp (5ml) olive oil over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Place on paper towel to cool and drain excess oil. Season with sprinkle of salt.

Local Source Guide

Bacon & Sausage: Meadowbrook Meat Market, The Pork Shop, Tony’s Meats, Peasant’s Pantry
Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Recipe provided by: Morris East Restaurant
This recipe is featured in our 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Adventure Guide

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