How To Carve A Pineapple
A tropical twist on a classic Halloween tradition
step 1: cut the top off
Carving a Pumpkin is my favorite Halloween tradition, but because this is the last Hawaiian Halloween I'll have I had to add a tropical spin. Carving a pineapple is much easier than a pumpkin! To start you need less supplies, just a few bowls, a knife, and a spoon will do. Cut the top off just as you would a pumpkin.
step 2: de-gut the pineapple
If you have a Pinapple spiraler or other tool that makes this step easier feel free to use it! I found cutting along the edges and dicing the pineapple was pretty efficient. I also tried to cut as much of the core out as possible. Then I used the spoon to scoop out anything left. Don't forget to sample as you go, their is few things better than fresh pineapple!!
step 3: carve your design
Very carefully, use your knife to carve out the design you want in your Pine-O-Lantern! I chose to do a classic Jack-O-Lantern face. Just as a pumpkin, you carve the pieces and can pop them out with some pokes through the back.
I also found that because the Pineapple walls are flimsier than a Pumpkin, it is best to support the area you are cutting. I put my hand on the inside to hold it steady, just be very careful not to cut yourself!
After that, put your top back on and Wa-La! You have a very tropical Halloween decoration :)
What designs did you carve this year?!