How to Cut a Pineapple

Learn how to cut a pineapple with these step-by-step instructions, pictures, and video!

cut off the top

Using a sharp knife; carefully cut off the top of the pineapple.

cut off the bottom

Next cut off the bottom

cut off the skin

Set the pineapple on one of the cut ends and slice off the sides. The trick here is to slide the blade along the natural curve of the fruit.

cut in half

With the pineapple standing on the flat end, cut it in half.

cut in half again

Cut each half of the pineapple in half again lengthwise.

cut out the core

Cut out the tough core at an angle.

cut into spears

Slice lengthwise into spears. From here, you can cut the pineapple into chunks. Slice into chunks.

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