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Pear, Walnut & Cheddar Salad Cups

Main Ingredient: Fruits

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 Cup pear, diced
  • 1/2 Cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup walnut pieces, lightly toasted
  • 3 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 Cup Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves


  1. Toss all ingredients, except lettuce, to combine. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each plate; spoon pear mixture into each leaf and serve. Pear mixture can be prepared up to 4 hours before serving.
  2. *The pears, cranberries and nuts in this recipe all complement the sharpness of the Cheddar in deliciously fresh and very different ways. Serve the salad before the main course or as an appetizer or to add a European twist. Serve the salad after the main course to refresh the palate.

Suggested Cheeses

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Gregg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

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