How To Cut a Pineapple {VIDEO}

Learn how to cut a pineapple by following a few simple steps (step-by-step instructions and video included)! Don’t let the bumpy pineapple exterior intimidate you. It is easy to get to the juicy, succulent fruit and it’s so worth the effort!

How To Cut a Pineapple

My jaw literally drops to the produce-aisle floor every time I see how much it costs to purchase pre-cut pineapple. Avoiding the hassle of cutting a pineapple is apparently worth a lot of money to some. It’s insane! Because pineapple is not that hard to cut! But I get it. Sometimes there just isn’t time for cutting fruit and the price is worth the effort saved. When possible, save yourself a few dollars and learn how to cut a pineapple yourself. In less than ten minutes and with only a few easy steps, pineapple pieces will be ready for snacking or to be put into your favorite fruity recipe!

How to Cut a Pineapple

How Do You Know If A Pineapple Is Ready To Be Cut?

Before you start cutting, make sure your pineapple is ready for the knife! You may feel silly doing this if anyone is around, but put your nose against the bottom of the pineapple. You should smell a distinct ripe, fruity scent. In addition to this, when you squeeze the pineapple gently with your fingers it should “give” a bit. If it is rock solid, give it a few days to ripen. If it is squishy, you may have waited too long.

For A Quick And Easy Tutorial On How To Best Cut A Pineapple, Watch The 60-Second Video (below) or Follow The Step-by-Step Photos That Follow!

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How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 1

Using a chef’s knife, remove the ends from the pineapple. Cutting off 1 inch from each end will ensure the skin is completely removed.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 2

Stand the pineapple on end and cut down the sides, all the way around, to remove the bumpy peel. Remove the “eyes” (brown circles) if any remain.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 3

Cut the pineapple in half down the center lengthwise.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 4

Lay the pineapple halves flat on a work surface and cut lengthwise down the centers.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 5

Stand each pineapple chunk on its end and remove the pieces of core by cutting down the length of the inner portion of the pineapple (cut away 1 inch from the outside to ensure all of the core is gone). Discard core pieces.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 6

Place the four pieces of pineapple flat on a work surface.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 7

Cut each piece of pineapple lengthwise into three sections.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 8

Cut crosswise to create 1-inch chunks of pineapple.

How to Cut a Pineapple

How to Cut a Pineapple - Step 9

Transfer pineapple chunks to a bowl for a healthy snack option or add them to a favorite recipe! Some delicious options include:
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How to Cut a Pineapple

Happy pineapple cutting! I hope this tutorial was helpful!

How to Cut a Pineapple
fruit, pineapple
sides, fruit
American
How To Cut a Pineapplehttps://youtu.be/a-gL933HeW4Learn how to cut a pineapple by following a few simple steps (step-by-step instructions and video included)! Don’t let the bumpy pineapple exterior intimidate you. It is easy to get to the juicy, succulent fruit and it’s so worth the effort!https://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b612/meganporta/1218PineappleTHUMBNAIL_zpsp3c604fm.jpg2018-12-15
Yield: 4-6 cups cubed pineapple

How To Cut a Pineapple

prep time: 10 minscook time: 1 minstotal time: 11 mins

Learn how to cut a pineapple by following a few simple steps (step-by-step instructions and video included)! Don’t let the bumpy pineapple exterior intimidate you. It is easy to get to the juicy, succulent fruit and it’s so worth the effort!

ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple*

instructions:

  1. Using a chef’s knife, remove the ends from the pineapple. Cutting off 1 inch from each end will ensure the skin is completely removed.

  2. Stand the pineapple on end and cut down the sides, all the way around, to remove the bumpy peel. Remove the “eyes” (brown circles) if any remain.
  3. Cut the pineapple in half down the center lengthwise.

  4. Lay the pineapple halves flat on a work surface and cut lengthwise down the center.

  5. Stand each pineapple chunk on its end and remove the pieces of core by cutting down the length of the inner portion of the pineapple (cut away 1 inch from the outside to ensure all of the core is gone). Discard core pieces.

  6. Place the four pieces of pineapple flat on a work surface.

  7. Cut each piece of pineapple lengthwise into three sections.

  8. Cut crosswise to create 1-inch chunks of pineapple.

  9. Transfer pineapple chunks to a bowl for a healthy snack option or add them to a favorite recipe!

NOTES:

* In order to determine if a pineapple is ready to be cut, put your nose against the bottom of the pineapple. You should smell a distinct ripe, fruity scent. In addition to this, when you squeeze the pineapple gently with your fingers it should “give” a bit. If it is rock solid, give it a few days to ripen. If it is squishy, you may have waited too long.
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