How to cut a pineapple

Pineapples can be cut and prepared in a variety of ways. Regardless of how you proceed, the first step is to remove the crown and the base of the fruit with a sharp knife.

Cutting for PresentatioN

This method is promoted on the back of our tags and is great for minimal waste and mess, and perfect for presentation.

  • Cut the pineapple into lengthwise quarters
  • Then scallop the flesh from the skin
  • Remove the core and cut the fruit into slices and halve these if desired
  • This method incorporates a handy serving “plate” in the finished product and is great for presentation.
     

Cutting for chunks

  • Place the pineapple base side down and carefully slice off the skin in strips with a large knife
  • Carve out any "eyes" with the tip of your knife
  • Then cut the pineapple in half/quarters lengthwise
  • Remove the core if desired
  • Cut into desired shape and size.
     

HOW TO CUT A PINEAPPLE INTO WEDGES             HOW TO CUT A PINEAPPLE INTO SLICES

PINEAPPLE CORERS

You can also use pineapple corers that are available in kitchen supply stores:

  • They provide a quick and convenient method for peeling and coring pineapples
  • Ensure you purchase a corer that can be adjusted for different sized fruit, to minimize wastage

Now that you're pineapple is ready to eat, view our pineapple recipes for ideas on what to make!