How to Freeze Pineapple… a Frugal Living Tip!
Did ya’ll score on some cheap pineapple this week?
I took advantage of the sale at Fred Meyer and picked up 6 fresh pineapple. Now, my family is big on fresh fruit (it’s probably more than 50% of our grocery budget), but still, 6 pineapple is a lot of paradise to consume in just a few days. So I decided to freeze it to use in homemade frozen yogurt and smoothies. And just a side note…I like to use frozen fruit in smoothies so I don’t have to add ice to my smoothies. The fruit IS the ice.
Freezing pineapple is super easy and it tastes delicious when you are ready to eat it again. You can even munch on frozen wedges as a healthy summer snack. So here’s how I did it. Oh, and by the way, you can do this with strawberries and other fruits too..
Select a ripe pineappe, preferably one that you can actually smell the sweetness when the fruit is whole.
Cut the top, bottom and peel off. I used a standard chef’s knife. Or you can use this awesome Pineapple Corer!
Cut the core out of the pineapple and cut into slices and then chunks.
Place the chunks on a dry cookie sheet and put in the freezer for the better part of a day.
Once frozen, use a spatula to release the frozen pineapple from the cookie sheet and store in Ziploc freezer bags or containers. Make sure to label your bag with the date of the freeze. The fruit should last at least 6 months.
Now you have deliciously sweet frozen pineapple for whatever you need all summer long. So stock up! Head on over to Freddies and pick up some more pineapple paradise!
For even quicker cutting try our pineapple cutting tool!
The pineapple corer and slicer is one of my favorite tools in the kitchen. Watch this video here where I show Cathy how I use it in my kitchen. There are many slicers to choose from, but this one here is like the one I have plus an additional slicer to give you those bite size chunks!
Got kitchen tool envy? Check this one out!