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How to Cut a Pineapple

Learn how to cut a pineapple! We're showing you how to cut a pineapple into chunks, this is perfect if you want to cut it for fruit salads, freezing, recipes, and of course snacking!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cut a pineapple, pineapple
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 453kcal
Author Courtney


  • 1 pineapple


  • Wash your pineapple to remove any dirt or bacteria.
  • To remove the skin you need a cutting board and a sharp knife. Place the cutting board on a flat surface and hold onto the pineapple while cutting.
  • Make the first cut by cutting off the top of the pineapple and then cut off the bottom.
  • Take your knife and start to cut off the pineapple skin. Get as close to the skin meets the fruit as you can, you can always go back and cut the pineapple eyes when you see some.
  • Once the pineapple has all of the skin and eyes removed, cut on both sides of the core and then once you have a long piece with flesh on both sides of the core remove those pineapple flesh pieces.
  • Now that the pineapple is separate from the core you can cut the pineapple into chunks. Make lengthwise cuts then crosswise cuts.
  • Place into your desired container and store in the refrigerator or freezer.



Can't eat all the melon quickly? Freeze it for later, it will have a slight texture change, but still delicious.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 986mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 89g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 433mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg