Cutting Up a Pineapple
Supermarkets can charge twice as much for sliced pineapple as they do for the same amount of whole fruit. Here’s an easy way to handle this prickly job yourself.
Step 1: With a serrated or chef’s knife, cut off the top of the pineapple and a thick slice from the bottom.
Step 2: Stand the pineapple upright and, working from top to bottom, cut off the skin in strips, following the shape of the fruit. Use a small paring knife to remove any remaining eyes.
Step 3: Cut the pineapple lengthwise into wedges, then cut out the piece of core from each wedge.
Step 4: Slice or cut the pieces into chunks as desired. Cut-up pineapple will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.