I HAD an abundant pear crop last summer, so I was on the lookout for pear recipes. I ended up devising one of my own by substituting pears for apples in a chunky applesauce recipe.
I usually serve it at lunch instead of a rich dessert and also find it makes a refreshing side dish.
-Leila Ryan, McDonough, Georgia
"The area we live in grows lots of cranberries, and we really like them," comments Barbara Taylor of Ocean Park, Washington. Her tasty gelatin salad has lovely orange and apple flavors that accent the tart cranberry sauce.
MY HUSBAND and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary in August - which is also how long I've had this recipe.
I like to serve the salad on a bed of lettuce and sometimes garnish it with dates. This delicious salad is easy to prepare when time is short.
-Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
My family enjoys this fast and refreshing salad. It's jazzed up with a beautiful blend of red apple, pear, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and Swiss cheese. No matter when I serve it, the light dressing and fruity flavor remind me of springtime.
-Helen Petisi, Palm Coast, Florida
This frosty fruit salad from Freda Triano of Milwaukie, Oregon is a marvelous make-ahead addition to any menu. It gets its appealing appearance from cranberries and its fun crunch from chopped walnuts.