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Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

6 reviews

This simple salad is an elegant side dish for any menu. With a blend of fresh pears and warm, comforting flavors, it’s perfect for special meals. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

Fennel-Jicama Salad

3 reviews

This crunchy jicama salad contains no mayonnaise, making it a great dish to pass. Mint adds a refreshing flavor, but...


Cranberry and Roasted Beet Salad

I created this as a healthy, tasty side dish to complement Christmas dinner. This enticing substitute for cranberry relish is...


Peanut Butter, Honey & Pear Open-Faced Sandwiches

3 reviews

I work a 12-hour night shift at a hospital, and when I come home in the morning, I don't want...


Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad

I didn't try parsnips until I was well into my 40s, but now I can't get enough of them. This...

Grape ‘n’ Pear Tossed Salad

This sweet medley will complement most any meal. Yogurt, apple juice and sugar create the quick but yummy dressing.—Taste of...


Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

4 reviews

Kris Hernandez of Oneida, Wisconsin often treats dinner guests to this colorful and fruity salad. Pears, dried cranberries and mixed...

Roquefort Pear Salad

3 reviews

Guests at a barbecue we hosted one summer brought this cool, refreshing salad. Now it's a mainstay at many of...


Wine-Poached Pears

These pears look beautiful on a plate. The rosy color and wonderful flavor set the scene for a memorable holiday...


Pear Cottage Cheese Salad

4 reviews

Perfect anytime, this quick-fix salad makes a terrific snack, too! —Jeannie Thomas, Dry Ridge, Kentucky


Pear-Walnut Tea Sandwiches

1 review

These satisfying tea sandwiches boast crunchy walnuts, chopped pear and deli chicken. Use white, pumpernickel and rye bread for variety....

Spinach Salad with Pears & Candied Pecans

A tasty combination of pears, blue cheese and spinach make this salad a standout. The sugared pecans add a nice...


Pear Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

I created this recipe using ingredients on hand from a recent party - pears, mozzarella and salad greens. It’s beautiful...


Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

1 review

This crisp fall salad gets its tartness from fresh pears, an extra crunch from pecans and a hint of creaminess...


Pecan-Pear Tossed Salad

To save time, I prepare the ingredients and dressing the day before, then combine them just before serving. This salad...


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Pecan-Pear Green Salad

2 reviews

This lovely salad adds a special touch to any meal. The juicy pear slices, toasted pecans and mixed greens are...

Warm Pear Salad

1 review

Pear slices tossed with salad greens, red onion and blue cheese are drizzled with tangy raspberry vinaigrette in this refreshing...


Gorgonzola and Pear Salad

1 review

Tired of tossed salads? Here's an irresistible variation featuring pears that makes an attractive and tasty first course. The cheese...


Poached Pears with Mixed Greens

Special occasions call for deliciously different salads like this. Slices of pretty poached pears add fabulous flavor to a mixed...


Winter Salad

1 review

I make this salad for special dinners. Everyone loves the flavor combination and interesting textures of the pears, walnuts, greens...


Quick Blue Cheese Pear Salad

2 reviews

Made with just five ingredients, this special salad from Ginger Smiser of Blanco, Texas is a cinch to put together....


Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

2 reviews

I’m a family physician who loves to try new recipes. This tasty cold-weather soup has garnered many warm compliments from...


Warm Pork and Pear Salad

Convenient items—like a salad mix and marinated pork loin—are the secret to this speedy salad that's tossed with a flavorful...


Swiss Pear Sandwiches

"A quick recipe for a very busy retired couple" is the way Janet Akey of Presque Isle, Wisconsin describes this...

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Bartlett Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Sweet pears and rich blue cheese turn a bed of greens into an elegant side. Topped with tangy vinaigrette, this...


Cashew Pear Melts

Pears, cashews and melted cheese top slices of cinnamon-raisin bread in this out-of-the-ordinary entree from Amy Renfroe of Key Largo,...


Candied Pecan and Pear Salad

Spiced nuts and mellow pears bring a nice crunch to this salad. You’ll love the white cheddar and tangy vinaigrette,...


Portobello Burgers with Pear-Walnut Mayonnaise

2 reviews

A big, juicy grilled mushroom with a nutty pear mayonnaise and creamy blue cheese makes for an outstanding veggie burger....


Peppered Pear Celebration Salad

With sweet fruit, a tart dressing and crunchy pistachios, every forkful of this beautiful salad is like a celebration for...


Chicken and Pear Tossed Salad

I got this recipe at a pear festival. It's a great meal to serve on a hot summer day.—Jeanette Luttman,...