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Pear Salad Recipes

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Pears are a delicious start to a variety of salads. This page contains pear salad recipes.


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August 20, 2007

Source: Taste of Home Magazine


Poppy Seed Vinaigrette:


In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, Swiss cheese, cashews, pear and cranberries. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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February 23, 2011


  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. lime gelatin
  • 1 large can pears
  • 1/2 pt. whipping cream
  • 2-3 oz. cream cheese


Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup heated pear juice. Mash cream cheese with 2 tablespoons milk. Mash pears. Beat whipping cream, set aside. Beat cheese, then add gelatin to it, then pears. Fold in whipping cream. Pour into mold and refrigerate. Refrigerate gelatin until slightly thickened.


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December 1, 2008


  • 2 cups walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. shallots, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 8 cups mixed spring lettuce
  • 6 fresh ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place walnuts on a baking sheet and roast until golden, about 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add the vinegar, honey, and shallots to the warm nuts. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the walnut oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the mixed spring lettuce with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Fan the sliced pears over the bottom of each serving plate. Mound the greens in the center of the pears.

  4. Crumble the blue cheese over the greens. Garnish with black pepper and parsley.

    By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 14, 2007


  • 1 can pears (1 lb.)
  • 1 package lemon Jello (3 oz.)
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup whipping cream


Drain pears reserving 1 cup of juice. Bring juice to boil and remove; add Jello and chill until partially set. Blend pears and cheese in blender until creamy. Stir in Jelly and pecans. Whip cream and fold in with other ingredients. Pour into large mold or 16 individual molds.

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July 1, 2011

I think this one is especially good, but I think it's just because I love pears!

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June 8, 2010

Arrange spinach leaves on 8 individual serving plates or on large platter. Top each with pear wedges, cheese, onion and walnuts. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons salad dressing.

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