Pear Salad Recipe

A creamy nut and cherry mixture fills pear halves in this elegant salad. If using for a dessert, zig-zag chocolate lines across dessert plate and place pear in center of plate.

Pear Salad Recipe

How To Make Pear Salad

A delightfully refreshing salad that can hold its own! Either have it as a light dinner, an appetizer or even as a dessert! This delicious pear salad has a variety of textures to keep your experience enjoyable, not to mention the incredible combination of flavors within the dish with thin crisp pears, pecans, cream cheese and maple syrup.

Prep: 15 mins
Chill Time:: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 pears, large, halved
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherries, quartered and drained well
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, can be imitation

For Garnish:

  • maraschino cherries

To Serve:

  • lettuce


  1. Dry pear halves off gently with paper towels.
  2. Place on tray and repeat the process until all pears are done.
  3. Beat cream cheese with maple syrup until smooth with electric mixer.
  4. By hand, fold in nuts and chopped cherries. Fold well.
  5. Spoon filling into pear halves using all of the filling up. You just heap it up in the pears.
  6. Place maraschino cherries on top of pear filling.
  7. Chill for several hours.
  8. Serve on a bed of lettuce on pretty salad plates.


  • Sugar: 23g
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  • Calcium: 91mg
  • Calories: 386kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 254mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Vitamin A: 797IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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