Cheddar & Parmesan Pear Dip

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
A cheesy way to enjoy the great taste and good nutrition of fresh pears.

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  • Prep Time:20 minutes

Appetizers, Dips & Salsa

Serves: 5
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, Yellow/Orange, Green


5 fresh pears
Orange juice to cover pears
1/4 cup cheddar & parmesan salad dressing
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/2 teaspoon ground tarragon



Cut pears in half and remove core. Cut each half into four slices. Place sliced pears in a bowl and cover with orange juice. Let sit for 5 minutes then remove pears from juice. This will help to keep the pears from turning brown. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well.  Transfer dip into a small serving bowl.  Put serving bowl in center of a large plate and surround with pear slices.  Serve.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    174
  • Carbohydrates:    32g
  • Total Fat:    6.4g
  • Cholesterol:    5mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1.1g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    30%
  • Sodium:    157 mg
  • Protein:    2g
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