Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Pretty salad for a quick addition to any meal! Easy preparation! My mother always used this salad as a side and to enhance the meals she would prepare. (Pineapple may be used instead of pears.)


  1. Place lettuce leaves on serving plate.
  2. Drain pears and place on lettuce leaves. Spoon mayonnaise on top and sprinkle shredded cheese. Add cherries and pecans. (Pecans may be toasted if preferred).
  3. Serve and enjoy!


Most Helpful

Oh yes, I too remember my mom making this when I was little. I didn't have her recipe, but when I was grown and married, I made a platter from what I remembered and served it when all the in-laws came. It disappeared in a flash. I did'nt think anyone would like it. I was so wrong.

ohgal January 16, 2011

My Dad would make this when I was growing up.. I thought it was a Mississippi thing! This salad is wonderful!

madetobemagic71 January 15, 2011

Shades of the past! My MIL used cottage cheese to fill in the pear hollow, didn't use mayo or cheddar cheese, but had to top with maraschino cherries for pretty. A family fave.

Jezski November 01, 2010

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