How to Cut Up a Pineapple
Instead of reaching for a presliced container of pineapple at the supermarket, take matters into your own hands. Though prickly and intimidating on the outside, a whole pineapple is easy to cut up into wedges –– especially with Rachael's step-by-step instructions.
Quarter the pineapple lengthwise.
Using a thin, sharp knife, cut core away from each quarter by making a shallow slice the length of the pineapple.
Follow the skin of the pineapple and cut fruit away from it using your knife, keeping the green tops attached.
Next, cut pineapple into 1/2-inch slices. Each pineapple quarter will now hold several wedges.
Separate fruit by sliding wedges alternatively to the left and then to the right. Each completed pineapple serving will look like a boat filled with the fruit slices.
Depending on your needs, some cuts are better than others.