Kay's Pear Salad Stuffed with Nutty Cream Cheese

Kay's Pear Salad Stuffed with Nutty Cream Cheese

Marilyn McCormack 0

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

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 316 cals

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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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  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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  1. 4 Ratings


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.


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

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