Next, carefully grab ahold of an inner leaf….
Gently pull on the leaf. If it comes out easily, it’s ripe.
Turn the pineapple upright. You can see the round core in the center. You’ll need to remove the tough skin. Using a sharp knife, cut from the top straight down around the pineapple removing between 1/4″ and 3/8″ skin and some of the ripe fruit.
Cut each quarter in half after the core has been removed….