So I love having people over! I enjoy trying out fancy recipes, so it’s always the perfect excuse. 🙂
Recently, I had pretty short notice for a large group coming over. So as an appetizer (and conversation piece) I whipped out a crowd favorite. Pineapple Boats! Ok, that’s what my mom always called them……
First, take a ripe pineapple. (This pineapple was a little more ripe than I like, I prefer them with more tangy firmness….)
Next few steps you will cut the pineapple into quarters (INCLUDING THE GREEN LEAVES!)
Now, you’ll need a thin flexible knife. (Yes, I’m sure there’s a proper name for those…. post below if you know what it is!) Cut from one to the other, at about 3/4 of an inch from the top.
Make a curved cut all along the bottom of the pineapple, as if you’re simply cutting away the skin.
You should now have a chunk of pineapple that can slide out if you push it. (But don’t do that!)
Slice this chunk into 1/2″ -1″ sections depending on what you prefer to eat! Then push each piece halfway out, but in different directions.
All done! Have some toothpicks ready for your guests to grab the pieces out and enjoy! This is easy, and yet people think it’s sooooooo fancy! 🙂