How To Cut a Pineapple
Step 1: Slice the Top
Slice off the green top.
Step 2: Trim the Stem
Slice off the bottom stem.
Step 3: Slice Off the Skin
Stand the pinapple on one cut end and slice off the skin, cutting just below the surface, in wide vertical strips, leaving the small brown eyes. The eyes can be removed by carefully cutting diagonally around the fruit, follwoing the pattern of the eyes and making shallow, narrow furrows, cutting away as little of the flesh as possible.
Step 4: Cut Your Pineapple Shapes
Cut the pineapple into slices, chunks, or rings, and use a cookie cutter or knife to remove the center core.
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