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Seven years ago I made a vegan pizza with 3 toppings, ackee, sausage, and potato, and cheese and it was a huge hit when I served it to my guests.
Today I decided to make a vegan and gluten-free ackee pizza using my recipe as the topping with tomato sauce and vegan shredded cheese and it was simply the best. My family enjoyed it and I had to share with you.
What is Ackee?
Also, know as achee, ackee apple is a fruit that is the member of the Sapindaceae family as are logan and lychee berries. It is a native of West African countries such as Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone.
The ackee fruit is a pear-shaped fruit that is green and closed when unripe but it goes to a bright orange skin when ripen and splits open revealing a creamy yellow fleshed aril with shiny black seeds. Only at this point is the fruit edible (When it is bright orange and split open naturally)
The fruit was imported to Jamaica before 1778 and has since then used in various dishes and become Jamaica's National dish when cooked with salt fish. The creamy flesh has the texture of scrambled eggs,
If you haven't tried ackee as yet and you are living outside of Jamaica, I would recommend you purchase the version in the can. They are usually found in the international aisle of major supermarkets, or in Caribbean grocery stores.
How To Make Jamaica Ackee Pizza?
- Prepare a batch of and set aside.
- Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush oil or spray parchment paper. Set aside.
- Prepare the pizza crust, combine gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt in a large bowl and mix well. Add vegan butter, water until fully incorporated, knead into a dough ball, if it is too wet add more flour if it is too dry add more water.
- Place the dough ball on a lightly oiled parchment paper and roll out dough with the palm of your hands to make a circular pizza crust. Bake pizza crust for 15-20 minutes or until crust is thoroughly cooked.
- Top crust with tomato sauce, vegan shredded cheese, and Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Tips For Making Jamaican Ackee Pizza
- Use a good all-purpose gluten-free flour, I used
- Make sure to use a seasoned tomato sauce or add seasonings to your own.
- Use an inverted baking sheet to bake your pizza if you don't have a pizza stone etc.
- Use my vegan cheese recipe or your favorite store-bought vegan cheese.
Other Delicious Jamaican Recipes To Try
- Jamaican Jerk Cauliflower
- Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge
- Jamaican Gungo Peas Soup
- Jamaican Sorrel Drink
- Jerk Tofu
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- 279 kcal / 1166 kJ
- 24 g
- 9 g
- 38 g
- 1 batch Vegan Ackee
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour, (I used Krusteaz brand)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter, I used Earth Balance brand
- 15 min
- 40 min
- Ready in:
- 55 min
Prepare a batch of ackee and set aside. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush oil or spray parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt. Cut in non-dairy butter until mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add water and mix until the dough comes together into a ball. if it is too wet add more flour if it is too dry add more water.
Place the dough ball on a lightly oiled parchment paper and roll out dough with the palm of your hands to make a circular pizza crust. Bake pizza crust for 15-20 minutes or until crust is thoroughly cooked.
Top crust with tomato sauce, vegan shredded cheese, and Bake for 10-15 minutes.