Pear Salad Recipe

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Rommel Published: May 1, 2020 Modified: September 22, 2020
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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.

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: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
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  • 1 pear halves, large, reserve juice
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherries, quartered and drained well
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, can be imitation


  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.
  5. Fold well.
  6. Spoon filling into pear halves using all of the filling up.
  7. You just heap it up in the pears.
  8. Place a well drained half of maraschino cherry cut side down on top of pear filling.
  9. Chill several hours covered.
  10. Serve on a bed of lettuce on pretty salad plates.
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