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Pear Salad II Recipe
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Pear Salad II

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"Sweet and delightful! Pears are filled with mayonnaise and cheese, then topped off with a festive cherry. A sure party pleaser."

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place the pear halves on a plate cut side up. Place a spoonful of mayonnaise into the pit of each one. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top of the mayonnaise. Top each one with a whole cherry.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 12, 2004

This is an old family recipe that we've been serving for over 100 years. Although you can use mayo, the "old time" version requires you to make a 1/2 mayo 1/2 cream cheese mixture. I know it sounds quite odd, but it is soooo yummy! We serve it on a large lettuce leaf. The colors are amazing and it makes a nice presentation.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2010

I didn't like it very much. There were too many mismatched flavors in my opinion, but they weren't that bad. Maybe with the cream cheese suggestion or less mayonnaise they would have been better. Interesting flavor though.


24 Ratings

Apr 07, 2009

I've eaten this all my life so it seems normal to me, but I guess I can understand how some people might find it odd. Those people need to be braver. This is fantastic: the sweet pears, the rich mayo, the sharp cheese . . . unreal! Serve it with a little of the pear syrup poured over the top; the syrup combines with the mayo into pure deliciousness.

Nov 17, 2010

I am from FL. I have never heard of something like this before. WOW. It's great! I love it! Very weird, but very good!

Apr 15, 2009

I grew up eating Pear Salad too!!! We still have them at our family reunion every year and for special occasions. It does sound strange but don't knock it til you try it. I think you really do have to grow up eating it to really appreciate it. I don't even like pears - this is the only way I will eat them. So simple and so delicious!!!

Mar 23, 2009

Great little fruit side salad. I remember now that this used to be really popular in the 60's-70's. It's as good now as it was then. I don't like mayo so I cut it with half cream cheese in a compromise. I didn't have cherries since we'd used them for sundaes and I'd completely forgotten, so I used some cinnamon candies instead for the top. My mom always used canned pears but I used fresh and this was so much better! Thanks for a great way to fix pears. This is good.

Jul 22, 2008

This was fabulous. My mother used to make these. There is just something wonderful about the taste of all the ingredients mixed together. Perfect. And don't do like the one rater said and scrap off the cheese and mayo and just eat the pear. She said it "sounded" gross. Obviously she didnt even taste it. Thanks for reminding me of this simple yet delicious dish.

Nov 03, 2006

I grew up on this recipe, as did my Mom and her Mom. People look at me like I am crazy when they see me eating it but it is sooo good. Reminds me of my childhood.


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  • Calories
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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