Grape Salad

When you have two different people, who don’t know each other, give you the same recipe, within a few days of each other, that is a pretty good indication that it’s going to be good.

Jennie, one of my lovely blog readers emailed me with a recipe for Grape Salad.  Another friend told me about the same recipet a few days later.  My old tired brain can not remember who that friend is though so if it was you please let me know and THANK YOU!

We had a potluck dinner to go to the week Jennie sent me the recipe so I decided to take the Grape Salad.   I think potlucks are a perfect opportunity to try new recipes.  If it doesn’t turn out you just slip it on the table and no one has to know who brought it :)

Now I must admit. I use the term salad loosely.  It is really more like dessert but since there is fruit in it I guess it can be called a salad!

Grape Salad

Hidden underneath all those yummy pecans and masses of brown sugar are some red grapes which are covered in cream cheese and more sugar!

The sweetness of the sugar and the crunch of the grapes is a wonderful combination.

This salad(dessert) quickly disappeared at the potluck and I was licking the plate as I carried it home.

What’s your favorit potluck dish?

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Grape Salad


  • 4 lb red grapes
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 oz sour cream


  • Take stems off grapes and wash and dry them
  • Set aside
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and sour cream
  • Fold in grapes and lay them out on a platter, (that is better than a bowl)
  • Sprinkle the top with 1 cup of brown sugar and chopped pecans. I think I used about a cup


  1. 1
    Cariann says:

    That looks wonderful… I can definitely see it as a good “salad” around here… especially when it has so many wonderful things… nuts, brown sugar, cream cheese, grapes, more sugar… who can go wrong with that…

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    Kathy Perrins says:

    I want to try it. Tonight our BYU Alumni Chapter sponsored a fireside, I made your big fat choc chip cookies and “good water”. It was fun! Thanks, I love your recipes. We are going to a casual birthday dinner tomorrow night and I need to bring a salad, I even think we have all the ingredients!

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    Tamara says:

    Yum! Yum! I helped serve at the BYU fireside last night. Your “good water” was such a hit as were the big fat choco chip cookies. This salad is definitely going in the “to try” file. THANKS!

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    Kelly says:

    I use the same exact recipe, except…. I use 2 lbs of red grapes and 2 lbs of green grapes. It is GREAT!!

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    Julie says:

    Oh My Goodness!!!!!! This sounds awesome… I’m scared to make it. I LOVE GRAPES. Yeah…this is definitely a dessert. ..the kind I sneak in to the frig and get one more forkful when noone’s around {:-o Gotta make this!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Shawna says:

    Last year this was served at a friend’s Christms brunch. It is really that good!

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    Valerie H. says:

    Grape Salad sounds great!!! Here is a recipe that I’ve had for years and use often. People always ask for the recipe. It’s a good side dish for a pot luck or any day meal.


    3 small boxes broccoli
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 beaten egg
    2 oz. Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    1/4 cup bread crumbs
    1/4 cup milk 2 T. melted butter

    Cook broccoli plain; drain and put in baking dish. Stir together soup and grated cheese, gradually add milk, mayonnaise, and egg to soup mixture until well blended. Pour over broccoli. Put bread crumbs on top and add melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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      Mary H says:

      The grape salad is a huge hit!! I also copied the Broccoli Puff recipe and plan to make this soon. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jen says:

    Recipe looks great but I wanted to comment on the new blog design! I LOVE it!

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    Julie says:

    I am back to say I MADE THE GRAPE SALAD! My Marine was home for the weekend, and he snuck into it , grabbed a bite and said…UUUMMMMMMMMM
    That’s good!!! Great Stuff! Thanks so much for a recipe to treat him to this weekend. Served it with those little Ham/Swiss Cheese/Poppy-seed dressing croissants. DElish! Have a great weekend. Keep sharing!! Appreciate it.

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    Anna Boyd says:

    Leigh Anne, I like your new blog look. Congratulations!

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    Melanie says:

    I like your new look too:)

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    Lori Woodley says:

    I am trying to search your blog, but I can’t find a search bar. Can you please help, I am looking for fun halloween decorations to do with friends. Thanks

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    Emily says:

    I love, love, love the new look!!!

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    Stephanie says:

    Mmm, that looks great! I don’t go to potlucks often, but I love to experiment w/ new recipes too. I usually share them with friends or take them to work if they turn out well.

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    Roxie in CA says:

    The salad looks great! It’s going into my “To Try file”. I also love the new look!

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    Laura says:

    Love the new look of your site!

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    Belinda says:

    I left you a message on Facebook on how wonderful the salad was today. Also wanted to let you know that I love your new web design. It is beautiful!! Thanks for the delicious recipies and all of the inspiration!

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    Janette says:

    The salad looks so yummy – will try for sure! The new look to your blog is so “pretty”! Love it!

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    Amy says:

    Stopping by from Shannon’s blog. Wow, I love your blog design and your content! :-)

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    Tammy says:

    Okay – I am going to try the Grape Salad recipe this Saturday for my card group. I’ll let you know how it turns out !!

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    Tammy says:

    Leigh Anne,

    I made the Grape Salad and as I expected, it was a HIT !!!!! Everyone loved it. The recipes I have tried on your site have all been fabulous !!! Wonder what to try out next……

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    Jessica H says:

    My hubby and I made this salad a couple weeks for a ward BBQ and it was so yummy!! My hubby was really skeptical putting sour cream and cream cheese together and then adding grapes and nuts, but he loved it. I always love getting new salad recipes and this one is wonderfu! Thanks for sharing!

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    Shannon says:

    I had this at a beach party on the 4th of July 2010. Everyone loved it and applauded the woman who brought it. She stood up and took a bow. Everyone was trying to guess how to make it.

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    Karen says:

    Do you think the grape salad would be good to serve
    at a wedding reception, along with cupcakes?

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    Leigh Anne says:


    I think it would be lovely served a wedding if you are looking for a sweet salad because it is sweet!


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