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Pear Waldorf Pitas with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Pear Waldorf Pitas with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Here's a guaranteed table-brightener for a shower, luncheon or party. Just stand back and watch these sandwiches vanish. For an eye-catching presentation, I tuck each one into a colorful folded napkin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 medium ripe pears, diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 10 miniature pita pockets, halved
  • Lettuce leaves


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the pears, celery, grapes and walnuts. In another bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and poppy seeds; mix well. Add to pear mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • 2. To serve, line pita halves with lettuce and add 2 tablespoons pear mixture. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pita (calculated without lettuce) equals 136 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.