Kay's Pear Salad Stuffed with Nutty Cream Cheese

Kay's Pear Salad Stuffed with Nutty Cream Cheese

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Marilyn McCormack 0

"A wonderful fruit salad surely to please all family members."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 316 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Mix together the cream cheese and pecans. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Blend together the mayonnaise and cherry syrup. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Arrange lettuce leaves on individual plates. Place a pear half on lettuce.
  4. Place a round ball of cream cheese mixture in the pear half. Top with a spoonful of mayonnaise mixture and place one maraschino cherry on top.
  5. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.
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BevF
6/3/2008

I really liked this recipe but my family isn't big cheddar fans so I used crumbled Bleu Cheese. That was a real hit. Another friend doesn't like cherries, so I used green grapes and for the juice ?? of course a splash of white wine !! Serving my brothers and a few friends, I doubled everything. They would have laughed at a single pear half.

~TxCin~ILove2Ck
3/23/2009

This was a fast easy little salad to put together. I used grenadine syrup instead of cherry juice and a cinnamon candy for the top since I was out of maraschino cherries. I didn't care much for the mayo taste though so I'd skip it next time, but that's a personal thing, I really don't like mayo anyway. I used fresh pears instead of canned. This is a really pretty dish as well. Thanks.

T. L. Collins
12/30/2005

This was a nice light addition to a luncheon. It was tasty and had a pretty presentation.