This mouth-watering salad is a special one for the books, the combination just works so well together and the dish just appeals to the eyes.

pears with cream cheese

Pears with cream cheese

Mouth-watering salad pears and cream cheese
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 426 kcal


  • 4 firm, ripe eating pears peeled, halved and cored


  • 120 grams cream cheese
  • 25 ml medium cream sherry
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 125 ml walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 ml salt
  • 1 ml pepper


  • lettuce
  • watercress


  • Blend the cream cheese, sherry, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth and thick.
  • Stir in the walnuts.
  • Place 2 pear halves on a bed of lettuce on each of 4 plates, pour over the cream cheese sauce and serve at once.
  • Garnish with watercress.


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 7gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 8gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 453IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
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