Dessert | June 17, 2020

The BEST Grape Salad Recipe

LITERALLY the bowl will be licked clean when you finish off the grape salad. I’ve never not had that happen. This is THE BEST Grape Salad recipe of your life! I cant wait for you to make it. It tastes like cheesecake and fresh fruit and sweet caramel with a crunch of butter pecans.

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE CREAMY GRAPE SALAD

  • grapes! obviously- we talk about these below
  • cream cheese
  •  sour cream
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • pecans
  • vanilla

WHAT KIND OF GRAPES DO I NEED

Buy what is available at your grocery store just make sure the grapes are SEEDLESS!! The recipe calls for a variety of grapes, and I do highly recommend using 2-3 variety of seedless grapes. Each grape has a different taste that adds to the flavor of this salad.

I CANT FIND 2 DIFFERENT KIND OF GRAPES, CAN I JUST USE ONE?

yes! I’ve been there and can only buy one type of grape. It’ll be totally fiiiiine when you are in a pinch like this.

WASH AND PREPARE GRAPES

the first step is to wash your grapes and remove them from the vine. Set those grapes aside while you make the cream cheese filling.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GRAPE SALAD RECIPE

TOPPING

In a separate bowl mix your brown sugar and pecans together

brown sugar and pecans in a bowl

CREAMY FILLING

In a bowl add your cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat until it’s smooth and fluffy.

NOW combine your cream cheese mixture with your washed grapes. Stir so they are combined well.

SERVING DISH

Place your grapes in its serving dish, which I should add you can totally stir it in whatever dish will be your final dish. Just depends on how fancy you’re getting.

ADDING THE TOPPINGS

Add your toppings. Now here is the key to what really takes this recipe over the top. The moisture of the cream cheese mixture will start to seep into your brown sugar crust and it creates a crispy caramel flavor. SO GOOD. For this to happen you will want your grape salad to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours ( I prefer 2 hours so its nice and chilled + crust) before serving.

WHAT SIZE SERVING DISH DO I NEED FOR GRAPE SALAD?

You can use really whatever you prefer! A tall glass bowl, casserole dish or a long narrow pan – like a 8×8 or 9×13. Just keep in mind the bigger the surface area is (for long pans) the thinner the brown sugar and pecans will be, so you may want to adjust the measurements to adding more topping. And the smaller area on the top of a tall bowl the thicker the brown sugar is. But do not put less.

FAQ ABOUT GRAPE SALAD RECIPE

Can I prepare this ahead of time?

You can make this salad a few hours before serving. I would not make it the day before becuase the brown sugar turns too weepy. But the morning of is fine!

How do I store leftovers? 

This is great as leftovers! the brown sugar topping most likely will not still be in tact, but the salad is still delicious. Just cover or store in an air tight container.

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5 from 8 votes
rectangle dish of grape salad and brown sugar topping 3 spoons dipping into the dish
Creamy Grape Salad with Brown Sugar and Pecans
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This creamy grape salad has a sweet, creamy, cool sauce. Crunchy, crisp juicy grapes. Buttery warm pecans. It's the perfect combination of some of the world's best foods

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy potluck recipe, sweet salad
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs grapes {mixed colors} cleaned
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese; room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
topping
  • 1 cup brown sugar; packed
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and crushed pecans for the topping. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, blend together cream cheese, sugar sour cream and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in the grapes.
  4. Cover with the topping and chill for at least two hours.
Recipe Notes

Can I prepare this ahead of time?

You can make this salad a few hours before serving. I would not make it the day before becuase the brown sugar turns too weepy. But the morning of is fine! 

How do I store leftovers? 

This is great as leftovers! the brown sugar topping most likely will not still be in tact, but the salad is still delicious. Just cover or store in an air tight container. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Grape Salad with Brown Sugar and Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 381IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow! Finally I got a webpage from whwre I can really obtain helpful
    information regarding my study and knowledge.

  2. 5 stars
    This salad is the BEST!! I even dream about it at times!! Must try it! Even if you aren’t a fan of grapes, trust me. You won’t be disappointed.