Halloween is creeping around the corner and decorative gourd season is imminent! That means it’s time to show off your carving skills. Whether you go for the classic jack-o-lantern smile, a creative Halloween scene or something decidedly spookier, add an unexpected twist to your Halloween decorations by swapping a pumpkin for a pineapple for a fun, fruity alternative.
Pineapple Carving Tools:
Rather than using a traditional pumpkin carving kit for your pineapple, you’ll want to use a few tools specific to carving fun fruit:
How to Carve a Pineapple Jack-o-Lantern
Step 1: Remove the top of the pineapple and place it next to the slicer, using the markings on the body to measure its height.
Step 2: Hold the pineapple while pushing down firmly on the handle and twist clockwise 180°. Without removing your hand from the handle, twist the handle back counterclockwise. Continue twisting back and forth to core the entire pineapple.
Step 3: Stop rotating once you reach the measurement marking determined in step 1 and pull the slicer from the pineapple.
Step 4: Pinch the buttons at the top of the slicer to separate the knob from the body, and slide the pineapple rings off the shaft.
Step 7: Using a serrated knife, cut out the core of the pineapple to make room for a tea light.
Step 8: Insert tea light inside pineapple and place the top back on.
Step 9: Reward yourself! Slice pineapple rings into pieces and enjoy while admiring your new Pineapple-o’-Lantern.
Now that you have a perfectly carved pineapple, it’s time to get creative with spooky Halloween treats. Plus, learn how to make cocktails served in a pineapple, how to tell when pineapple and other fruits are perfectly ripe, and 5 delicious ways to roast pumpkin seeds.