4 firm, ripe pears
1&1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
8 oz. cottage cheese
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
3 tablespoons oil
pinch salt, mustard, pepper & sugar
3-4 oz. lean ham
1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Method: Peel, core and halve pears. Blend the oil and lemon juice with seasonings, sprinkle this or just lemon juice over pears to keep them from discolouring. Blend the cottage cheese with diced ham, mayonnaise and chopped parsley. Pile into the halves of the pears, put on lettuce, top with parsley.
Source: A Recipe Book. St. Ann's School for Children with Special Needs (Marion, n.d. [c.1980]), p.52.