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Video:How to Make a Pineapple Boat

with Rachel Edelman

Do you plan on entertaining soon? Serve your fruit salad in this fun pineapple boat and you'll have one less bowl to wash when the party's over.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Pineapple Boat

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman, for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a boat out of a pineapple. It is fun and really easy to do.

All you need to get started is a long knife and a short knife. A pineapple is ripe when the stalk smells sweet, it is firm and there are no dents.

Halve the Pineapple

First lay down your pineapple with the end facing you. Take your large knife insert it in the middle and then push down. Cut down to the end. Then turn the pineapple, reinsert your knife and finish cutting through the stalk. It might be tricky to get through the stalk, but do not give up. Open the pineapple and finish separating it into halves.

Hallow Out the Pineapple

With the short knife, hallow out the pineapple by cutting around the sides with your knife angled towards the center of the half. It might be a little harder at the core. Reach under so the flesh can be easily removed. Take out the flesh and put your boat to the side.

Slice and Assemble the Remaining Fruit

With your large knife, start cutting slices, however thick you like. For bite size pieces, cut the pineapple both vertically and horizontally. Place your pieces back in the pineapple and there's your party boat!

For thinner boats, slice the pineapple in fourths, not halves. Pineapples are a great fruit that can be eaten with any meal!

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