Easy Ways to Open and Serve Hard-to-Cut Fruits

My toddler ate fresh pineapple for the first time a couple of weeks ago and she loved it! I found pineapples on sale this week, so I purchased one and now it is sitting on my kitchen counter waiting for me to work up the initiative to slice it.

Some fruits, including pineapples and mangoes, are difficult to cut. Check out these videos for tips on how to easily cut these fruits!

I have to work up the initiative because I’ve always found cutting into a pineapple to be a bit challenging. I’m a very visual learner, so I searched online for a video on how to best slice pineapple. I found some great ideas for cutting pineapple and for addressing other difficult-to-access fruits: Mango, papaya, watermelon, and pomegranate.





I don’t think watermelons are all that difficult to cut, but cutting them can be awkward because of their large size and round shape. The following approach can simplify this process.


Pomegranates do not need “sliced” or “cut” like these other fruits, but accessing their seeds can be intimidating. This approach makes it easy!

What do you think? Will these tips benefit you or do you use different approaches for cutting these fruits?

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  1. Thanks for compiling these!

  2. This will be a great resource to keep on hand! Thanks for gathering these videos in one place.

  3. Melanie says:

    I love the way the pomegranate was done. I love pomegranates, but always avoid them because they make such a mess.

    • Shannon says:

      Hi Melanie,
      I’ve avoided them for this reason, too. I’m glad I know an easy way to access the seeds now!

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