How to cut a pineapple

Discover how to prepare and chop a pineapple with this easy step-by-step video. We show you how to peel, slice, chunk and make a carpaccio

Tips for cutting a pineapple

  • Cut leaves and base off fruit using a sharp knife.
  • Rest the pineapple on its base and, using a fruit knife, slice the peel in a downwards motion to remove it, working your way round the whole fruit.
  • Cut into thin rounds, or cut lengthways into quarters. Remove the woody core if you like, then cut into chunks.
  • An easy way to get rid of the core is to use a cookie cutter, which will give you a classic pineapple ring.

Ripe pineapples should have a good strong ‘sweet’ fragrance and a golden colour. Avoid fruits that have an unpleasant smell or a discoloured skin.