Light and fluffy, this colorful salad is a very flavorful family favorite. When I made it for my husband's family before we were married, we all joked about not being able to find any pears, so the name stuck.
Our six kids love helping me peel, measure, pour and stir in the kitchen. With sweet orange segments, tangy pineapple and crunchy carrots, this is one of their favorites to make—and eat!—Joan Parker, Charlotte, North Carolina
"I reduced the calories and fat in a tangy gelatin recipe my mom gave me," explains Angie Philkill of Zeeland, Michigan. The lovely molded salad forms layers as it chills. "We especially enjoy it with ham," she adds.