Pretty Pear Salad
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
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 230 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Pretty Pear Salad in Country Woman March/April 1996