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Autumn Salad

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"Elegant and different salad full of carrots, pecans, pears, and raisins. Great any time of year!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 300 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine carrots, pecans, raisins and enough French dressing to moisten. Mix lightly and chill.
  2. Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons syrup. In a small bowl, combine reserved syrup, dates and softened cream cheese and mix until well blended.
  3. Fill each pear half with cream cheese mixture. Spoon the carrot mixture onto 6 salad plates covered with lettuce leaves and place one pear half on each plate.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 300 calories; 16.5 g fat; 38.4 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 202 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a very smooth and elegant palate pleaser, indeed. I made two slight changes: chopped walnuts and golden raisins. The date and cream cheese mixture with the pear halves is a combination t...

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I so wanted to like this recipe; the presentation was beautiful and I liked the pears and cream cheese filling. However, the French dressing did not compliment the other flavors. I'll try it aga...

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This is a very smooth and elegant palate pleaser, indeed. I made two slight changes: chopped walnuts and golden raisins. The date and cream cheese mixture with the pear halves is a combination t...

Prepared this for a dinner party last night and it received RAVE reviews. I used red leaf lettuce for GREAT eye appeal and I used 1/2 of the amount of French Dressing called for and substituted...

THIS WAS A TOTAL HIT at my lunch bunch group. Tasty, and easy to make, I willmake it a lot more often, especially for company!!

This was absolutely delicious! The only thing I changed was using walnuts as opposed to pecans because that's what I had in stock. I used red leaf lettuce and a little bit of fresh spinach; al...

A Pretty, great tasting salad. I will be saving this recipe to make again. We thought it would be good with Bbq chicken or steak. The name brand 15oz can of pears we used had 4 pear halves and...

This was very good. I ommited the dates though.

I so wanted to like this recipe; the presentation was beautiful and I liked the pears and cream cheese filling. However, the French dressing did not compliment the other flavors. I'll try it aga...

This salad was delicious and a big hit with my friends. We especially liked the pear/creme cheese part. As one friend said, "Pears with creme cheese? How can you go wrong!" However, I agree w...

Very different! I did not have all the ingredients and so had to tweak the recipe a little but I bet it would taste very good if I had all the ingredients. Also, took me 4-5 bites to really star...