To cut a pineapple, start by removing the crown (leafy top) and the base. Stand the pineapple upright and slice off the skin from top to bottom, ensuring your will remove the “eyes” (those are the brown spots on the pineapple. Once the skin is removed, cut the pineapple into the shapes you need for the recipe. (rings, chunks, etc.) You should also core the pineapple by cutting out the tough center portion. If all of that seems like a lot of work, do like I do and use this handy dandy pineapple cutter. It works great and really speeds up the process. For about $10 it is worth the investment if you love pineapple as much as I do.