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 (0 saturated fat), 0 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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chefshumate User ID: 8260409 220636
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)!"

bunny99 User ID: 99797 218550
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Simple to make and great flavors!"

katie2375 User ID: 7932133 218494
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."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 127623
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."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 200521
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!"

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 139729
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"I really enjoyed this salad. Who would have thought that the combinations of ingredients would compliment each other so well? Very light and refreshing. Will make again."

Pinfox User ID: 7678446 139726
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I made this for a lunch party and it was a hit!"

martylizdas User ID: 7426259 198545
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"I loved this salad and am making it again for a dinner party!"

tipsyrockstar User ID: 7459651 153068
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013


missbouch User ID: 1942826 127622
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Recipe turned out very well. Cut all into small size pieces and doubled dressing as I like extra sauce. Used dijon as I didnt have spicy brown. Paired it with a sweet marinated grill pork chop and then had the left over salad with pork patty sausage and fried potatoes for breakfast! Great the next morning!"

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