How Do I Cut Up A Pineapple?

June 23, 2008 at 4:47 pm 5 comments

This is the second time this week I’ve been asked to cut up a pineapple. They look pretty intimidating with that thick skin and all.  You really just need a cutting board and a good knife (big serrated ones work great).

The first time, I cut off the skin and then did rings…only I didn’t have a corer, so the center was sort of messy.

The second time, I did it this way.  A girl needs options.  It worked out great, was easier, and gave the kids the “chunks” they wanted.

Pineapples are $4.00 a piece whole, but we skipped snacks out today, so I told them that could be their one treat.  I got a $2.00 pack of blackberries to go with my low-fat yogure, though, cooking supper, I ate half the container.  No self-control, I tell you!  I used to go blackberry picking EVERY summer…the highlight of the summer.  We looked for berries even when there were no berry vines to be had.  Loved the find.  I need to see if there are some wild ones around here now that we have the 4 wheeler!

Misty is apparently handing out blueberries to any takers, so I didn’t buy any of those!  They sure looked good, though!


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  • 1. graceisenough  |  June 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I love fresh pineapple. I remember the first time I tried to cut one up. Not a pretty picture. Then, I went to school and learned the way shared in this post. Makes it much simpler.

  • 2. Cheryl  |  June 23, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    go to and look at this item number #K14306. I have one of these. I have not used it yet but it looked like it would slice a pineapple soooo much easier. It cores it and slices it at the same time.

  • 3. bellissimanh  |  June 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I love fresh pineapple! Now you’ve made me hungry… LOL. Thanks for sharing the method… 🙂


  • 4. ~E  |  June 24, 2008 at 7:59 am

    I have some fresh pineapple in the fridge – I think I will to eat it now for breakfast!

  • 5. Misty  |  June 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Great job on the healthy snacks! If you want some berries, I’ve got a couple fresh bags frozen in the freezer if you’d like one.

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