Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HOW TO CUT A PINEAPPLE QUICKLY


I love fresh pineapple.  There is nothing like the biting into a juicy piece of pineapple. 

Pineapples are also good for you. 

But, if you are like me, cutting pineapples are a pain and it's easier to just use canned or already cut up pineapple from the store.

Well, not any more.  I found the best way to cut a pineapple and it only takes a few minutes of your time.


First, cut off the top of your pineapple.  Try not to cut off to much because you want to get all the good juicy fruit to eat.


I'm not a big kitchen gadget person.  However, this is one gadget you will want to have! 

It's a pineapple corer and slicer.  It is the secret to cutting pineapples in a fraction of the time.

You can find these at most places that sell kitchen gadgets or on line.


This is what they look like.  Pretty simple really.  You can also get them made out of plastic but I would recommend the one made out of steel.  I believe they will last longer and do a better job.


Line up the center with the core. 


Then press down a bit so it goes into the pineapple.  Then start to twist.  It will cut into your pineapple with ease.


Keep twisting until you hit the bottom.  If you go to far, it will cut the outside of the pineapple and that is fine.  You just won't be able to use the outside as a bowl to put a fresh fruit salad in. 


Once you hit the bottom, just pull up the pineapple.  It's not hard to pull up either.


As you can see it cuts the pineapple perfectly so you don't have any eyes to deal with.


You can also see that it slices the pineapple into perfect slices.


You will now have a pineapple bowl that you can use to put a fresh fruit salad in, if you like.  Just pull out the core.

I just toss it all out.  However, if I was going to have a party where I was serving fresh fruit salad I would use it as a bowl.  I think that look is so cute.


Just remove the pineapple from the gadget and you will have slices that are all the same size.  Just like the ones you get from the cans...only these taste so much better.

I love to can food so I will can my pineapple in these rings from now on rather then spending time to cut the pineapple into chunks. 

Hmmm, all this talk of pineapple makes me want to go eat some right now.

Did I tell you, clean up is super easy too?

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