Now, maybe I was the only one. But the first time I brought a whole pineapple home, I had to google how to cut it up, so I figured, if I had to google it, then someone else may too. Hence, the reason for this post. Also - as we all know, I'm a huge bargain hunter.. and buying precut pineapple at the grocery store just doesn't feel good on the budget.
For example: my go-to grocery store is Harris Teeter (it's ... the best). At Harris Teeter...
In the fresh produce section, they have some precut fruits. The precut pineapple? $4.99 for a little container. (see? proof to the left).
You walk a little bit further, and you hit the whole fruit section.
Step 1: Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple.
Step 3: Lay the pineapple back down on it's side and cut into slices.
Step 4: Take a sharp knife and cut out the core. (Some pineapples will have a super soft core that can be eaten but most likely it'll be somewhat tough and you'll want to cut it out). This step will give you the pineapple rings like the ones precut in the store!
Step 5: (Optional) I went one step further and cut each ring into 4 bit size pieces. Perfect for a quick snack!