How to cut a pineapple.

I have been feeling under the weather lately, so haven’t blogged. 😦 I am hoping to get back to this, but I am still tired.


 When I was growing up, my grandmother cut the top of a pineapple off  and I planted it.  Every year, I would visit her and still that pineapple plant was alive, but never produced fruit.  I didn’t know then that it needed warm weather, not the cold weather you get in MO.  lol    I loved that plant!    My neighbor is able to grow pineapples.  They are small but very sweet.  It takes two years to grow a pineapple and even here in NE Florida, you need to bring the plants indoor during the winter months. 

You can find some interesting information and history about the pineapple here.   You can find some yummy recipes here.  My family has never had a “cooked” pineapple, because we love it raw, straight from the plant.  Not even mixed with anything else.  I have dried it a few times and that is good, but tough to eat.

Ok, now onto the purpose of this post. 😀  How to cut a pineapple.  Pineapples are expensive.  They cost $4.00 for one in the grocery stores here, so when they go on sale I will buy a couple.  They are usually uncut. This is what you do.


Step 1:  Take a large knife and cut the top and the bottom off.  Keep the top to plant.  🙂


Step two:  Cut the pineapple into thirds.  Slice near the core on the first two slices.  The third slice will have some pineapple fruit and the core; cut the core off and discard. 


Step three:  Slice the fruit from the outside skin.


Step four:  Slice the fruit into bite size pieces and enjoy!  Yummmmmm!!

5 responses to “How to cut a pineapple.

  1. I thought i would share this pineapple cutter my mum got me one last christmas and it makes cutting pineapples less messy and wasteful 🙂 Also its really fun to use lol

  2. Hi Anne-Marie! I fixed your link. Thanks for posting it. Our local grocery store sells those. 🙂

  3. We love pineapple! One of my favorite fruits. My husband hasn’t seen pineapples growing yet, but did get to see a banana tree. He was helping deliver and put in a Hot Springs Spa at a customer’s house in FL and the lady had a banana tree. He took pictures of it for me since I’d never seen one. After that I looked up information on how to grow them. Bananas take a long time to grow!

    Thanks for the tutorial! :mrgreen:

  4. Fresh pineapple is so delicious! I cut mine quite differently: bottom first, cut off the skin, cut off top (that is how I’ve been holding onto the pineapple during peeling), quarter it lengthwise, cut core from each quarter, then slice it up.

  5. I love pineapple whether is fresh, canned or dried. I love to have it on ham as well.

    That end result on the plate is giving me a craving for pineapple 😆

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