We were looking for something different to try for Halloween when I saw a picture online of a pineapple jack-o-lantern and thought it would be a fun project to try. Unlike raw pumpkin, we love pineapple; so the core will quickly be eaten in no time.
Step 1: Tools
- Pineapple Corer This was our first time using one of these and I think it worked great. There are a variety of models out there - this one cost about $6 from Amazon.
- X-Acto knife or other sharp utensil For the carving, you should use an x-acto knife or other sharp utensil to cut your pineapple. We got this set with multiple blades at the big box store in town. The set cost around $8.
Step 2: Core Pineapple
Start by cutting top off with a large knife.
Step 3: Corer
It's pretty simple to use the tool. See video for tool in action or follow the next steps.
- Center the tool over the cut pineapple.
- Press into pineapple
- Rotate clockwise
- Pull to extract core
- Remove handle
- Remove pineapple
Step 4: Core - Step 1
Press the tool into center of pineapple. Rotate clockwise.
Step 5: Core - Step 2
Pull on the handle to remove the core from pineapple
Step 6: Core - Step 3
Remove the handle to slide pineapple slices from tool.
Step 7: Cut Jack-o-Lantern Face
As with the my last project, I enlisted my daughter to cut the jack-o-lantern faces. Use the best side for the face.
Step 8: Faces Done
Place top back on pineapple.
Step 9: Add Candle or Tea Lights
This was a very easy project and I think they turned out pretty nice. Happy Halloween, Island style!
Step 10: More Pictures
A few extra pictures with the lights totally off. I'm not sure how long they will last so I suggest doing this the day of use.