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Creamy Waldorf Salad

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“This Waldorf salad is different; it has pears in it. This is new to me and the dish is delish. It's more of a dessert than a sandwich spread. These are the salads I love to snack on.”
13 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 large apples, unpeeled and cut into large chunks (Red Delicious works well)
  • 3 large firm ripe pears, peeled and cut into large chunks (Bartlett is good)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 medium celery ribs, cut crosswise into thin slices
  • 13 cup whipping cream
  • 13 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium bananas, cut into thin slices
  • lettuce leaf, for serving
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped


  1. In a large bowl, toss apples and pears with lemon juice. Add celery, cream, mayo, and salt; toss to coat.
  2. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours.
  3. To serve, gently stir bananas into fruit mixture. Arrange lettuce leaves on a large platter or line a pretty bowl. Spoon salad onto lettuce and sprinkle with nuts.
  4. If desired, place one lettuce leaf on each individual plate and spoon salad onto lettuce leaf and garnish with nuts.

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