Heat 1 cup of the pear juice that is in the can with pears to boiling. Remove from heat and add Jell-O; set aside. Place whole pears in the bottom of your dish. If you want to add nuts sprinkle them over pears.
In a mixer, mash cream cheese and Cool Whip together and then add Jell-O and pour over whole pears that you have lined in bottom of a pretty bowl. (I use my glass bowl that I would serve it in) Chill overnight.
Slice and serve over lettuce with your meal. Or just cut in squares and serve alone without lettuce.
Note: You can also make this recipe in a Jell-O mold.