Grape Salad has the perfect sweet and sour combination. The sweetness of the grapes combined with the tang of the sour cream makes for a delicious combination.
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 recipe a few days later.
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!
How to Make Grape Salad
Grapes. You can use any color grapes you like or a combination of colors. I used red grapes.
Cream Mixture. Be sure your cream cheese is room temperature. Beat until creamy and smooth. Mix in sugar, sour cream and vanilla until combined.
Combine. Add cream mixture to grapes and stir to combine and coat grapes. At this point the salad can be refrigerated until ready to serve. It can be made the day before.
Sprinkle top with brown sugar and pecans right before serving.
The sweetness of the sugar and the crunch of the grapes and nuts is a wonderful combination.
This salad(dessert) quickly disappeared at the potluck and I was licking the plate as I carried it home.
How Long Does Grape Salad Last?
This salad can be made the day before. Combine the cream mixture with the grapes and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes. Top with brown sugar and pecans right before serving.
What Can I Use Instead of Sour Cream?
If you prefer, use plain Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream, the texture will be slightly different.
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Grape Salad Recipe
- 4 lbs. red grapes approx. 12 cups
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 8 oz sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- Take stems off grapes and wash and dry them. Place in a bowl.
- Set aside
- Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and sour cream together in a bowl.
- Add cream mixture to grapes and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes but can be done the night before.
- Before serving, sprinkle the top with 1 cup of brown sugar and chopped pecans.
Originally posted September 10, 2009