Best Way To Cut Pineapple Into Perfect Chunks

I just realized I had been cutting pineapple the wrong way all along until my friend Nadee showed me the best way to cut pineapple into perfect chunks! Now I am excited to share it with you.

Check out the video below on how to easily cut pineapple into perfect chunks.

Top Tip: To pick the perfect pineapple, look for a sweet smell at the base, a golden-yellow color, and slight firmness with a bit of give. These signs indicate ripeness and ensure a juicy, delicious fruit!

Here is The Best Way To Cut Pineapple Into Perfect Chunks

Step 1: Prepare the Pineapple

Lay the pineapple on its side on the cutting board. Ensure it is stable and will not roll to avoid accidents.

Prepare the Pineapple

Step 2: Remove the Top and Bottom

Use a sharp knife to cut off the top (the leafy part) and the bottom of the pineapple. Make sure to cut about half an inch from both ends to expose the juicy flesh.

Remove the Top and Bottom

Step 3: Halve the Pineapple

Stand the pineapple upright on one of the flat ends you just cut. Carefully cut the pineapple straight down the middle into two equal halves.

Halve the Pineapple

Step 4: Remove the Core

To remove the tough core, take one half and place it flat-side down on the cutting board. Locate the core, which is a firmer, less juicy part running down the center. Position your knife about half an inch from the core and cut at an angle to remove a triangular section of the core. Repeat on the other side of the core. Repeat this step for the other pineapple half.

Remove the Core

Step 5: Quarter the Pineapple

With the core removed, cut each half into two quarters. You should now have four long pieces of pineapple.

Quarter the Pineapple

Step 6: Slice Vertically and Horizontally

Take one-quarter and make a vertical slice down the middle, stopping just before you reach the skin. Rotate the quarter and slice it horizontally into half-inch pieces, again not cutting all the way through the skin. This step will create small segments that are still attached to the skin.

Slice Vertically and Horizontally

Step 7: Separate the Flesh from the Skin

To separate the pineapple flesh from the skin, run your knife along the inside of the skin, cutting between the flesh and the skin. Hold the skin steady with one hand while carefully guiding the knife with the other. This will result in perfect bite-size pieces that are easy to serve and enjoy. Repeat for all quarters.

Separate the Flesh from the Skin of the pineapple

Safety Tips: Cutting Pineapple Safely

cutting pineapple safely

When cutting pineapple, always use a sharp knife to avoid slipping. Lay the pineapple on its side and cut off the top and bottom first. Then, stand it upright to slice down the middle. Cut away from your body and keep your fingers tucked in to avoid cuts. Using a non-slip cutting board will help keep the pineapple steady.

Storage Tips: Keeping Your Pineapple Chunks Fresh

pineapple chunks

After cutting your pineapple into perfect chunks, you will want to keep them fresh! Store the pieces in an airtight container and pop them in the refrigerator. This will help maintain their juicy sweetness and prevent them from drying out.

Freshly cut pineapple chunks can last up to five days this way, making them perfect for snacks or adding to your favorite dishes throughout the week!

Top Tip: To avoid oxidation and keep the pineapple chunks looking fresh, squeeze a little lemon or lime juice over them. This will help prevent browning and add a nice tangy flavor.

Pineapple Core Uses: Make the Most of Every Part

Do not throw away that pineapple core! There are plenty of creative ways to use it. Add the core to your smoothies for an extra boost of fiber and tropical flavor.

You can also infuse it in water for a refreshing, subtly sweet drink. Another idea is to simmer the core in sauces or soups to impart a hint of pineapple essence. These simple tricks help you make the most of every part of the pineapple and reduce waste!

Check Out Also: How To Chop Vegetables Fast (Without A Knife)!

Share Your Thoughts and Questions

Got any questions or additional tips about cutting pineapple? Leave a comment below in the comments section or in the comment section of the YouTube video here – I would love to hear from you!

Leave a Comment

About Content Manager