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.