Southern Pear Salad

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 to 6 servings


  • 1 (15-ounce) can pear halves or slices
  • ⅔ cup freshly (finely) shredded extra sharp or sharp cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • Maraschino cherries, well drained
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves


  1. Drain juice from pear halves and place onto a serving plate lined with lettuce leaves.
  2. Place a dollop of mayonnaise onto each pear half.
  3. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  4. Top with one maraschino cherry on top of cheese.
  5. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.