How to Carve a Pineapple Jack-O’-Lantern

Carve your jack-o’-lantern the islands way: use a pineapple.

What’s the latest trend in creative jack-o’-lantern ideas we’ve been seeing everywhere this Halloween? Carving a pineapple jack-o’-lantern instead of a traditional pumpkin. Since we love all things tropical, we can definitely get on board with this.

The process is pretty similar to traditional pumpkin carving with an added bonus: no gross pumpkin guts. Instead, you're left with delicious pineapple chunks — perfect for whipping up a batch of Pineapple Caipirinhas.

Watch the video below for instructions.

Here's what you'll need:

  • A pineapple (or several in case things go awry)
  • Sharp carving knife
  • Pineapple corer
  • Tea light or flameless votive candle

Pineapple Jack-O'Lantern Instructions:

Step 1: Cut off the crown of the pineapple and set it aside.

Step 2: Remove the insides of the pineapple with a corer. Note: Don't let those delicious pineapple chunks go to waste when you can whip up a batch of Pineapple Caipirinhas. (We recommend making them after you've finished using the carving knife, of course.)

Step 3: Carve a face into the pineapple. Make it funny, scary or silly. If you want to go crazy, you can also try a pumpkin-carving stencil.

Step 4: Add a tea light or flameless votive candle inside the pineapple.

Step 5: Replace the crown and dim the lights. Voila! Your pineapple jack-o'-lantern is complete.

Happy Halloween!