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 (15 ounce) can pears
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup cheddar cheese (shred)
- lettuce leaf
- pecans (optional)
- Place lettuce leaves on serving plate.
- 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).
- Serve and enjoy!
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.
My Dad would make this when I was growing up.. I thought it was a Mississippi thing! This salad is wonderful!
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.