Sweetened cream cheese is a simple and satisfying way to dress up canned pears. Plus, they look so pretty on the table. For a different twist, you can use canned peaches in place of the pears.—Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio
- 2 cans (one 16 ounces, one 29 ounces) pear halves
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved
- Drain the pear halves, reserving 1 tablespoon of syrup. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and reserved syrup until smooth. Fill pear halves; top with grapes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pretty Pear Salad in Country Woman March/April 1996, p37
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