How to Cut a Pineapple Video

Love sweet and juicy pineapple, but not sure how to cut it? Here's a few quick tips on how to cut a pineapple! Use up your beautiful pineapple chunks to make Carrot Pineapple Muffins, Pineapple Mango Salsa, or Pineapple Fruit Leather.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Kristina

    Another tip for quickness: cut the meat of the pineapple right off the core instead of cutting the core. I do the same with apples and I avoid having to go back and cut 4 more times to get the core out.

    Thanks for all you do!

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  • Ashia

    We are all about the $7 pineapple slicer we bought at Home Goods. It makes a perfect pineapple spiral, removing the core and using most of the pineapple. it takes 2 seconds! something like this:
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=pineapple+slicer&hl=en&rlz=1C1SKPC_enUS359US360&prmd=ivns&resnum=2&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.&biw=1280&bih=699&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=17158284490377403328&sa=X&ei=nGxqToi5IKTw0gHxlfGeBQ&ved=0CHUQ8wIwAQ

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  • Erika E.

    I should have watched this before I butchered the pineapple I bought yesterday. I'll keep this tip next time and try the pineapple water. You can pretty much use the whole pineapple for something! What my grandmother used to do with the leafy top was put it in a nice decorative bowl, add just enough water and stones, and place on the coffee table for a couple of days. Simple and inexpensive way to add some color in the room.

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  • Janelle Weems

    awesome! i would've never thought of pineapple water! thank you!

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  • Allison Reed

    Pineapples are considered \"acidic\" fruit right, so not good for people/kids with reflux? Thanks :)

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    • Krissy

      Yes and No. Fresh Pineapple contains loads of enzymes, particularly bromelain which aid in digestion. However, it can be too acidy for some people. Canned pineapple and jarred juices from the stores are actually more acidic, but fresh pineapple is supposed to be less acidic. So its kind of one of those moot points. I would say to check with your dr...or try it in small doses and see how it works for you.

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  • Colette

    I cut the \"flesh\" off of the palm as well (center). It is loaded with nutrients as well. I save mine and put it in my Vitamix with other fruits for a fantastic, vitamin loaded smoothie! The kids love it!

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  • Gma Kelly

    Actually - here is a tip from my Chinese chef instructor - that pineapple core - sliced really thin (crossgrain) with a mandolin - makes a GREAT and tasty substitute for bamboo shoots in a chinese stir fry! AND if you want to salvage MORE of the delic part of the pineapple - NOTICE that the 'eyes' all run in a diagonal pattern making them easy to just cut out, before you 'skin' the rest of it!

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  • Kanan

    Nice video, Catherine.
    The sticky hands you get after cutting the pineapple can be fixed by rubbing a tsp of salt on your palms and washing it off with warm water. Works like a charm every time!

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