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Luscious Grape Salad

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This luscious grape salad is perfect for tailgating or potluck gatherings. Juicy seedless grapes are folded into creamy sweetened cream cheese blend with just a hint of vanilla then sprinkled with brown sugar and finished with a generous helping of crunchy crushed pecans.

Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, side dish, dessert or afterschool snack, this versatile salad is perfect! To ensure that all of the ingredients combine thoroughly and the flavors have time to set, be sure to prepare this one a day ahead of time, so it can chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Luscious Grape Salad Recipe

 

Prepare the Grapes

To start off, the grapes need to be removed from the stems, washed and then halved. Don’t worry, here’s a really simple trick for cutting all of the grapes in just a few seconds.

You’ll need two lids to Tupperware or Rubbermaid type food storage containers. Place the washed grapes on the lid, covering it entirely. Then place another lid over the top and gently press down. Slide a knife between the lids, slicing through the grapes. Repeat until all of the grapes have been cut.

Grape Cutting Trick Video:

Grape Salad Recipe

You’ll Need:

2 lbs green seedless grapes, washed, removed from stems, halved
2 lbs red seedless grapes washed, removed from stems, halved
1 c. sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, to taste

Topping

1 cup brown sugar, packed, to taste
1 cup pecans, lightly chopped

Directions

Combine sour cream, cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl, blending until smooth.
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Add the grapes to the bold, folding them into the mixture to avoid crushing them, set aside.

Combine brown sugar and lightly chopped pecans in a small bowl, mixing well, then sprinkle generously over the top of the grape salad mixture.

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Cover and chill the salad overnight.

Other Variations

If you’d like more crunch, add 1/2 cup chopped toffee bits to the grape mixture, then decrease brown sugar topping to 3/4 cup.

Although we’ve been asked, we have not tried other sweeteners in this recipe. If you opt to do so, please feel free to let us know in the comments below how it came out!

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Grape Salad

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
There is just a hint of vanilla in this creamy sweetened cream cheese blend, which is then topped with brown sugar and a generous amount of crunchy crushed pecans for a mouthwatering presentation.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 612 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs green seedless grapes washed, removed from stems, halved
  • 2 lbs red seedless grapes washed removed from stems, halved
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to taste
Topping
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed, to taste
  • 1 cup pecans lightly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Combine sour cream, cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl, blending until smooth.
  • Add the grapes to the bold, folding them into the mixture to avoid crushing them, set aside.
  • Combine brown sugar and lightly chopped pecans in a small bowl, mixing well, then sprinkle generously over the top of the grape salad mixture.
  • Cover and chill the salad overnight.

Notes

Other Variations

If you’d like more crunch, add 1/2 cup chopped toffee bits to the grape mixture, then decrease brown sugar topping to 3/4 cup.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 612kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 6gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 505mgFiber: 3gSugar: 74gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 78g
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  1. Love this salad. There is a chicken salad restaurant here that makes this. I have went there literally just for the grape salad. So glad to have a recipe now.

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