Fresh Apple & Pear Salad Recipe
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Fresh Apple & Pear Salad Recipe

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This fun combination of ingredients comes together beautifully in one flavor-packed dish. Crunchy apples and ripe, juicy pears are fantastic tossed with crisp, cool cucumbers and a spicy dressing. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 96 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 fruit, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine apples, pears, cucumber and onion. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over apple mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Apple & Pear Salad in Taste of Home September/October 2013, pjls

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Made this exactly as instructed with dill (couldn't find tarragon)... Simple, refreshing and surprisingly very tasty. I never thought the mustard vinaigrette would work with fresh fruit, but I was mistaken -- it is so yummy. Took it to the office and shared at lunch -- it was a hit (especially with my vegan boss)!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Simple to make and great flavors!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"I cut way back on the red onion and dill and it's very good. It was a little overpowering otherwise."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"I liked this and it was really easy to put together. However, I took it to a family party and there were definitely leftovers and no one really commented on it."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"This salad is wonderful! I made it with fresh tarragon, which we really enjoyed; however, the dill also sounds delicious, so I will be making it again soon!"

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