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Monday, March 16, 2015

Southern Pear Salad



One evening I said "Do y'all remember the pear salad we used to have at school?", and of course everyone did. We kind of giggled, then I said "But I liked it", and it turns out so did everyone else. I remember my grandmother making pear salad and I wanted nothing to do with it. Being in school though, everyone else was eating it, so I tried it. I've liked it ever since. I don't know if they still serve this in schools and you don't see this classic served often anymore. It is one of the easiest things to make. If you've never had it, you have to try it. I made it and served prior to tonight's supper and I'll be serving this old fashioned classic at Easter this year.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz can of pear halves, drained
  • Lettuce Leaves
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Mayonnaise, preferably Dukes
  • Maraschino Cherries (optional)
Lay out a lettuce leaf and place pear half on top. Add about 1 tsp to the top of each pear and sprinkle on cheddar cheese over the mayonnaise. I've seen recipes where people will top it with a cherry, but I don't care for the cherry. Its so fresh and delicious. I haven't tried this yet but I bet it might even be good with a dollop of pimento cheese if you wanted to use that instead of the mayonnaise and cheese. 

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8 comments:

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  2. Ours had cottage cheese in the little indent in center of pear, then the Mayo and cheese.
    Still love it to this day!

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  3. Ours had cottage cheese in the little indent in center of pear, then the Mayo and cheese.
    Still love it to this day!

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    1. I love cottage cheese so I know I would love that too! Thanks for stopping by Randi Lynn!!

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  4. My Aunt Lena used to make this salad all summer long, this is one of my favorites, thanks for bringing it back. Pam

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pam! I hope you get to enjoy this classic again soon.

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  5. My mom made this for us all the time growing up. I loved it so much.

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