How to Properly Peel Pineapple

I have a huge love of pineapple due to my many Hawaiian adventures. Utilize this guide to reap the most fruit from your pineapples.

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How to Properly Peel Pineapple Recipe
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Begin with a large cutting board. Pineapples should be ripe, I rely on golden color & a fragrant smell.

Begin with a large cutting board. Pineapples should be ripe, I rely on golden color & a fragrant smell.

2
Slice the pineapple stalk and the bottom using a sharp serrated knife.

Slice the pineapple stalk and the bottom using a sharp serrated knife.

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3
Stand the pineapple back up on it's bottom and  run your knife down the side being careful not to trim too much of the interior.

Stand the pineapple back up on it's bottom and run your knife down the side being careful not to trim too much of the interior.

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Once you've trimmed every side, the eyes are remaining. We will now move on to removal of them.

Once you've trimmed every side, the eyes are remaining. We will now move on to removal of them.

5
The eyes run in a diagonal pattern from top to bottom. We will follow the natural pattern to remove the eyes.

The eyes run in a diagonal pattern from top to bottom. We will follow the natural pattern to remove the eyes.

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Slice at a 45• angle. Do not slice deeply into the pineapple, but just deep enough to remove the eyes.

Slice at a 45• angle. Do not slice deeply into the pineapple, but just deep enough to remove the eyes.

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Rotate and repeat...

Rotate and repeat...

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This is what it will look like with all the eyes removed.

This is what it will look like with all the eyes removed.

9
Quarter the pineapple through the center core. Place the quarter on its side (as pictured) and cut the core out at a 45• angle.

Quarter the pineapple through the center core. Place the quarter on its side (as pictured) and cut the core out at a 45• angle.

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Discard the cores or use for pickling liquid if you are canning like I am.

Discard the cores or use for pickling liquid if you are canning like I am.

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Slice the quarter in half  and slice into desired piece size.

Slice the quarter in half and slice into desired piece size.

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