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How to cut a pineapple

This is the way Asians cut pineapples at home.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Malaysian
Servings: 8 wedges
Cost: £1.00


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping Board


  • 1 Pineapple, ripe
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp preserved plum powder, or assam powder


  • Cut off the crown of the pineapple'
    Crown & base of pineapple cut off.
  • Cut off the bottom of the pineapple , so that it can stand upright.
  • Cut off the skin of the pineapple with the knife, slicing from top to the bottom. Repeat while turning the fruit.
    The thorny and prickly skin is cut off.
  • Check and make sure the green bits of the pineapple skin is cut off. Make sure that the eyes are not cut off.
  • Look for the spiral pattern of the eyes. With the knife, make a 'V' cut on both sides of the eyes, with the cut meeting under the eye. or eyes. You can cut 2 eyes at once.
  • Finish cutting all the eyes out this way.
    The eyes are cut off.
  • Then sprinkle the salt on the fruit and massage it gently.
  • Rinse the salt off. Pat dry and you can cut it to whatever shape you like.
  • I like to cut it into 8's and then cut it across into little triangular pieces, and serve it raw.
    The fruit is cut into wedges
  • It can be served with a sprinkling of salt or the preserve plum powder. It can also be served with a rich cake, or made into a drink with a blender or smoothie. Malaysians like it to be served a an ingredient in a 'rojak' or a local fruit salad.
    The pineapple wedges are cut into slices.
  • I hope you enjoy the cutting and learn something new. Don't forget to chop up the pineapple skin and crown and put it into the compost bin.
    A bowl of freshly cut pin apple with garnishing