How to Cut a Fresh PIneapple

This is how I cut a pineapple.  You can cut it anyway you choose.

Cut off the top.

Save the top for Grandpa.  I'm sure you're wondering why I save the top for Grandpa?  Well, my dad plants the tops.  Yep, he just sticks the top of the pineapple in some potting soil and starts to water it.  Now this particular top has seen better days, but it doesn't matter.  Eventually it will start to grow.  Some day this man is going to grow pineapple in Utah!  My mom and dad have lived several years as missionaries in Tahiti.  Every time my dad gets a pineapple plant large, they leave on another mission and put me in charge of watering the pineapple plant.  After about 6 months it dies.  I'm a terrible daughter.

Back to the pineapple.  Now cut off the bottom.  No need to save.

Cut down the sides.  Make sure you remove all those little brown things.  They hurt your tongue.

I'm cutting my pineapple into spears.  Cut it in half. 

Then cut the halves into quarters.

I like to remove the center core.  I save the core for my juicer.

Slice into spears or whatever size you desire.  


  1. This looks amazing and since my family (especially my DIL's love pineapple) it will be a feature at our next family dinner. My main reason for posting though is to thank you for the fabulous recipe for the vegetable soup. My sister is fighting a loosing battle with liver cancer. She had given me a recipe for a delicious homemade vegetable broth that is amazing. I used it to make your veggie soup and it was so delicious and healthy and went down so easy. My sister truly enjoyed it and she hasn't been able to enjoy much lately. Just wanted you to know. Thanks!

    1. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I can't imagine having to go through what your family is going through right now. It's so great that you were able to comfort her in some way. What a touching service. You are such an amazing sister. I wish you and your family the best and most of all peace and hope at this time. xoxo Janet