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How To Cut Up a Pineapple

Easy step-by-step instructions to cut up a pineapple into perfect chunks for grilling, adding to salsas or baking!
Active Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Fruit
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC


  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • 1 Pineapple


  • Step 1: Gently twist off the top.

    twisting the top off of a whole pineapple
  • Step 2: Slice off the top and bottom. This allows you to stand the pineapple up on your cutting board, which makes it easier to cut into equal pieces.

    slicing the top and bottom off of a whole pineapple
  • Step 3: Cut the pineapple into quarters lengthwise.

    slicing a whole pineapple into four quarters
  • Step 4: Cut each quarter in half, so you have eight sections. Cutting it into eighths makes it easier to remove the skin without removing too much pineapple or leaving many eyes.

    cutting each quarter of pineapple in half so there are 8 equal wedges
  • Step 5: Slice off the core in the center and cut off the skin.

    slicing the core and the skin of the pineapple wedges off
  • Step 6: Cut into cubes. And dig in!
    slicing pineapple into cubes without any skin