One of my favorite kitchen hacks is how to cut a pineapple. Why? Because pineapple is one of the best fruit you can eat. It’s soft, delicious, and so juicy. Nature really knew what it was doing when it put that tough skin on it. It ripens to be a sweet and delicious fruit that is chock full of healthy fiber and of course perfect for a snack, in smoothies or as a dessert.
Kitchen Hacks: How To Cut A Pineapple
Pineapple is far from the easiest thing to slice and core. Knowing how to cut a pineapple, however, can save you a ton of money on canned or already prepared fruit when it is in its season. Pineapple freezes wonderfully and is a great choice for storing in portion sizes in your freezer for fast cold snacks for kids or simple smoothies for breakfast. It is full of fiber, natural sugars, and of course, tons of antioxidants and vitamins.
- Step One: Lay the pineapple down and cut off the top part of it. Careful not to cut too much of the pineapple, but just enough to get all of the leafy parts off.
- Step Two: Secondly, cut the bottom part of the pineapple off. Similar to the top, you don’t want to cut too much off. It will be able to stand up evenly now.
- Step Three: Stand the fruit up, take a chef knife and start cutting off the skin of the pineapple. Get as close to the fruit as you can, without cutting too much of it off.
- Step Four: Go back through and cut off the tiny pieces you missed. Eating the skin of the pineapple isn’t very tasty, but it’s very prickly. You can use a smaller paring knife to get rid of the “eyes” left on the fruit.
- Step Five: If you want the pineapple to be in circles, you’ll want to cut it in rings and then remove the core of the pineapple. This simple pineapple core tool is the easiest way to accomplish that.
- Step Six: And finally, easy coring the pineapple entails simply cutting around the pineapple to create chunks, rings, or slices depending on your need.
Who knew it could be so easy to cut a pineapple and even core and slice it? I’ve always been a huge fan of pineapple and so are my kids. I also love how quickly I can cut it and get it meal prepped for the week ahead. One thing to note is that you want to make sure a pineapple is ripe before you actually eat it. There are few things as weird to eat as a not-ripe pineapple. Once the leaves start changing brown and the exterior skin turns brown, you know it’s time to cut and eat up!
One thing to note is that you want to make sure a pineapple is ripe before you actually eat it. There are few things as weird to eat as a not-ripe pineapple. Once the leaves start changing brown and the exterior skin turns brown, you know it’s time to cut and eat up! An under-ripe pineapple will be sour instead of sweet, and not as pleasant to eat.
Grab some pineapples on sale this season and use our favorite kitchen hacks to cut a pineapple with ease!