You Really Should Be Putting Honey on Your Pepperoni Pizza

Yes, you read that right.  Honey on Pepperoni Pizza.  Allow me to explain:

We’ve been seeing this pop up on restaurant menus (looking at you, Bettina) and in various recipes across the internet.  Whenever we ordered this fine flavor pairing, the simple combination of sweet, salty, spicy, and fatty always delivers a very satisfying pizza experience.  It hits on all of the flavor notes you would ever want, making the (already perfect) pepperoni pizza that much more crave-able.

Luckily for us (and anyone reading this post), this restaurant-quality pizza is super simple to replicate at home. We set out to do just that during our pizza-making adventure last night.

We gathered the usual suspects for our pizza – our sourdough crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.  We assembled and baked the pizza in a hot cast iron pan until the crust had risen and browned, the cheese became bubbly and melty, and the pepperoni emerged greasy and crispy.  After moving the pizza to our cutting board for serving, we drizzled a generous amount of honey over the entire pie, then sliced and served.  We felt like we were in a restaurant all from the comfort of our home, which is really all we can ask for here in pandemic times.

So, if you are looking for that perfect sweet/salty pizza combination, look no further than adding a drizzle of honey to your next pizza experience!  Adding some honey would help dress up a frozen pizza or delivery, just apply after baking and enjoy.  Give honey a try and dress up your next pepperoni pizza, your taste buds will thank me!

Looking for other pizza ideas?  Check out these previous blog posts:

Summer Pizza Ideas

Potato Tomato Pizza with Caramelized Onions

How to Set Up a Woodfired Pizza Oven, Step By Step Guide with Pictures


3 comments on “You Really Should Be Putting Honey on Your Pepperoni Pizza”
  1. Val Magnuson says:

    During covid we have been making frozen pizza. We will try honey. Believe me my frozen pizza is nothing like a Frank Aucella homemade pizza. Keep sharing your great recipes and tips. Valerie

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    1. aucellc says:

      There’s nothing wrong with frozen pizza, but I agree that an Aucella pizza night is the best. Hopefully we can have one again soon! Let me know how the honey goes on your next pizza, I think you’ll like it 🙂


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