Cutting pineapple can be an art in itself. Most times, though, people want to easily cut a fresh pineapple, saving as much of the juicy parts as possible. Quick, easy, get to eating!
Cutting a Pineapple Properly
Take the whole pineapple, and lay it on it’s side. We want to begin by cutting the top and bottom of the pineapple.
Make your first cut below the crown – the green part of the pineapple. We find it best to cut through the middle of the first full pineapple “eye” below the crown.
Make another cut at the base of the pineapple, taking off just enough of the rind – the outer brown skin – to see the yellow flesh of the raw pineapple. Try not to cut too deep or you’ll waste that beautiful fruit!
This creates a stable base for the next part, so stand the pineapple upright on the flat base you just made.
Next thing we want to do is trim the pineapple rind (outer shell) until you’re left with just the yellow, edible parts of the fruit.
We’re nearly there! Let’s make it into edible chunks, good for sharing, snacking or storing your pineapple.
To do that, cut the pineapple in half from top to bottom.
Turn the pineapple and make a cut across the one you just made, in the shape of an ‘X’
You should now have four, long pieces of pineapple, so lay the four pieces on their side.
Then you can cut the pineapple into chunks according to your preferences!
When giving pineapple to small children, snack sizes of around 1 inch are recommended.
If you’re a grown-up, eat them in whatever sizes you want!