Pears Filled with Nut and Date Salad

Preparation info

  • 6

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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 3 ripe dessert or canned pears
  • 1 small crisp lettuce
  • 4 oz. chopped dates
  • 2 oz. chopped walnuts
  • chopped parsley
  • French dressing or salad dressing


Peel and halve the pears. Remove the cores with a sharp teaspoon, then scoop out a little of the pulp of the pears to leave a hollow for the filling. Shred a few lettuce leaves very finely and mix with dates, walnuts, chopped parsley and finely diced pear pulp and French dressing or salad dressing. Place the halved pears on small crisp lettuce leaves on individual plates. Pile the mixture on each piece of pear.