Confession: the first time I bought a fresh pineapple I had no idea what to do with it, but trust me – it’s actually simple!

How to cut a pineapple:

1. I’ve found that selecting a pineapple which is light green/yellow in overall color yields the sweetest fruit. You also know it’s ripe when you pull a green “frond” from the top and it plucks out easily.

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2. Lay the pineapple on its side on a big cutting surface. With a sharp knife, cut the bottom and top ends off.

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3. Place the pineapple on the flat bottom.

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4. Using a sharp knife, cut the rind off the fruit, following the natural curve of the pineapple.

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5. Once you have all the rind off, go back over the fruit to remove any of the hard “eyes” that remain.

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6. Cut your pineapple in half length wise.

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7. Cut each half in half, so you now have 4 quarters.

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8. Place the quarters flat side down then, placing your knife at an angle, cut out the tough core.

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9. Cut the cored quarter into slices lengthwise, and chop!

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See? It’s not so hard! It truly gets easier every time you do it too, so get to practicing!

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