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Southern Pear & Cherry Salad

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Southern Pear & Cherry Salad is not only one of the prettiest dishes you will ever place on your dinner table but one of the most yummy too. Don’t wait for a special occasion to make this dish, it’s perfect for weeknight meals.

Pear Salad is an old Southern recipe served on special occasions or for everyday meals. It's a fruit salad with mayo topped with cherries. Ready in minutes and pretty on the table. #fruitsalad #pearsalad

It’s almost unreasonable to even refer to the instructions as a recipe but alas, we must. I wish I could share with you the first time I ever enjoyed a Southern Pear & Cherry Salad but we’ve been eating them for so long, I simply don’t remember.

When I make this fruit salad for a weeknight dinner, I don’t worry about placing the pears onto a bed of lettuce. However any self respecting southern cook taking this dish to an event wouldn’t dare forget that bed of lettuce! We also use only Duke’s mayonnaise.

Pear Salad is an old Southern recipe served on special occasions or for everyday meals. It's a fruit salad with mayo topped with cherries. Ready in minutes and pretty on the table. #fruitsalad #pearsalad

This is what happens when I make an executive decision to have a bowl of pear salad for lunch but only have 3 maraschino cherries left in the jar. I don’t let that stop me. I toss raisins on top and make no effort whatsoever to keep the mayo exactly on top of each pear half.

A bowl of Southern Pear & Cherry Salad for lunch is a healthy lunch, right?

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Southern Pear & Cherry Salad

Pear Salad on a white dish

A quick and easy Fruit Salad to serve for lunch or special occasions. Perfect Brunch recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can of pear halves
  • ½ Cup sharp shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Optional:
  • Use cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise
  • Raisins

Instructions

  1. Drain juice from pear halves and place onto a serving plate.
  2. Place a dollop of mayonnaise onto each pear half.
  3. Sprinkle with sharp fine shredded cheese.
  4. Top with one maraschino cherry.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

2 pears

Amount Per Serving Calories 347Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 34mgSodium 403mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 16gProtein 9g

Nutrition values are not accurate and depend on actual ingredients and amount of ingredients used.

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Pear Salad is an old Southern recipe served on special occasions or for everyday meals. It's a fruit salad with mayo topped with cherries. Ready in minutes and pretty on the table. #fruitsalad #pearsalad

 

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7 Comments

  1. I have never tried anything like this. Sounds like an interesting mix of ingredients and will have to try it. Included this in a cherry roundup this week.

  2. My grandmother used to serve this as a salad. I had totally forgotten about it and how good it was. Thanks for the reminder. And thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

  3. Hello Shirley,
    This dessert sounds so good.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
    Enjoy the week and we hope to see you again.
    Julie xo

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