If you’re looking for a cute and creative way to serve fruit at your next party, you’re in luck because we’re sharing all the details on how to make a pineapple bowl!
It’s quick, easy, and will allow you to repurpose the pineapple rind into a fun serving bowl. Use a pineapple bowl (also called a pineapple boat) to hold fruit, salad, or even a main dish.
This pineapple bowl recipe is super simple and adds a special touch to any brunch, lunch or dinner party spread.
Why We Love Them
If you have a recipe that calls for fresh pineapple, consider serving it in a pineapple bowl! Stuffed pineapple bowls are:
- ready in 10 minutes
- a pretty and creative way to use discarded rind
- a tasty serving vessel that adds even more pineapple flavor to your dish
How to Make a Pineapple Bowl
So, how do you cut a pineapple for a pineapple bowl? This simple tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating two pineapple bowls that are pretty and decorative.
They’re so easy to prep, ready in minutes, and makes a couple of fun serving bowls.
Here is a brief overview to get an idea of what to expect when you make a pineapple bowl. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.
- Cut the pineapple in half, lengthwise. You can either keep the crown (pineapple stem) attached or slice it off.
- Cut the perimeter with a paring knife. Angle the knife slightly toward the center.
- Slice the center. Make some slices in the center of the pineapple.
- Scoop out the fruit. Scoop out the chunks of pineapple with a spoon and place it in a bowl to use later.
- Stuff the pineapple bowls. Your pineapple boats are now ready to use! Stuff them with the dish of your choice or place them in the refrigerator (for up to two days) to use at a later time.
How to Use a Pineapple Bowl
Now that you’ve learned how to make a pineapple bowl, we’re sharing a few ideas on how to use this pretty serving vessel.
- Serve fruit
- Stuff with rice
- Use it to hold tasty sandwich fillings
These fresh and decorative pineapple bowls will make your dish look completely Pinterest-worthy!
Dress up your next party, brunch or special occasion with pretty, no-cost serving bowls that will make you feel like the host extraordinaire that you are. 🙂
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- A good, sharp chef’s knife to slice the pineapple in half. Misen and Victorinox have great knives at affordable prices.
- You will also need a smaller paring knife to cut the grids in the pineapple.
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- 1 whole pineapple
- Lemon juice
- Use a large chefs knife to cut a pineapple in half, lengthwise. You can either keep the crown (stem) attached or slice it off.
- Use a small paring knife to cut around the perimeter, about 1/4 inch in from the edge. Angle the knife slightly toward the center as you cut. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the skin.
- Make 4 to 5 vertical slices from edge to edge, being careful not to slice through the skin.
- Make 2 lengthwise cuts on either side of the core of the pineapple. At this point the pineapple should look like a grid of small squares.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the chunks of pineapple. Toss the chunks from the core and save the rest of the fruit to eat or use in your recipes.
- If there are any small chunks left inside the pineapple bowl, scrape them out with a spoon.
- Brush the pineapple bowl with lemon juice to help it last longer and keep it from turning brown.
You can store the pineapple bowls in the fridge for up to two days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.