I know this recipe will never win an award for Beauty Queen, but I promise you it is delicious! I saw this recipe for Sweet Grape Salad on Cassie Craves in late May and I've made it a handful of times since then. It makes a great potluck dish since it can be made ahead of time, a light side dish and even a dessert. Everyone who has ever tasted this, raves over it and tries to hoard it (no joke). And that's why I think you should make it too!
Are grapes a seasonal fruit? If so, then get them before they leave your grocery store! This bowl of goodness starts off with a combination of cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and sugar. Then you fold in the red grapes and top it with a sprinkling of brown sugar and chopped toasted pecans. The end result is like eating a fruit dip with grapes, but you get the added crunch from the nuts. The textures and flavors in this salad are something I never would have thought of, but it really works.
I have another Summery recipe coming your way, then I promise I'll start adding some Fall flavors to this blog. I just don't want to get burnt out on eating pumpkin so early in the game, know what I mean? Although I did make some killer pumpkin pancakes yesterday :-)
I also wanted to thank you all for the supportive and encouraging comments regarding my first recipe video. I'm glad you all liked it and with every comment I read, I become a little more confident and a little less nervous and critical of myself. So thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sweet Grape Saladfrom Food.com via Cassie CravesPrinter Friendly Version
- 2 lbs. red seedless grapes
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1 8-ounce carton sour cream
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons pecans (I like to double this amount and I like them toasted)
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, white sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Gently fold in grapes.
Sprinkle with brown sugar, then pecan pieces.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or until well chilled. Serve very cold.
NOTE: This recipe is easily halved or doubled.
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