A whole fresh pineapple can be a bit intimidating: This heavy, spiny fruit hides its sweet flesh beneath a thick, tough exterior. Breaking a pineapple down is an easy task: You just need a sharp knife, a cutting board and our step-by-step instructions! Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, use fresh pineapple in fruit salad, savory curries, snacks for kids, and more!
How to Break Down a Pineapple
- 1 fresh pineapple
- Lay down a whole fresh pineapple on its side, and cut off the green top with a sharp knife.
- Stand the pineapple up, and use a sharp knife to cut off the skin in a downward motion.
- Cut the pineapple in half and lay it flat, then cut those halves into quarters. Remove the fibrous core from each piece.
- Slice each quarter into strips, then dice each strip into bite-sized pieces.
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