Creamy Grape Salad – this simple fruit salad makes a tasty side dish to just about any meal. It is perfect for picnics and potluck dinners!
Creamy Grape Salad
I first tried this grape salad at a church potluck a few years ago. I couldn’t tell what it was, so I took just a small spoonful. But after I took one bite, I knew I’d be going back for seconds. It is so yummy, especially if you love grapes like I do!
I made sure to track down the recipe, and was happy to find out how easy it is to make. It actually called for almost four times the amount of the creamy dressing, but I don’t think it needs that much. The brown sugar and pecans on top is my own addition, and it is totally optional.
I like to use purple grapes, but you can use green grapes if you prefer, or a mixture of both. I’ve tried it all three ways, and it is always yummy. It also keeps very well in the fridge, so you can make it a day or two before serving.
It is one of the easiest fruit salads you will ever make, but you won’t believe how delicious it is. My family loves it, and I hope you will too!
How to make Grape Salad with Cream Cheese
- sour cream
- cream cheese
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- green or red seedless grapes
- brown sugar
Wash and dry grapes, place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer till smooth. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Stir dressing into grapes.
Sprinkle brown sugar and chopped pecans on top when you are ready to serve.
Can Grape Salad be made ahead of time?
Absolutely! It will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. I like to pour it into a glass serving bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Just add the brown sugar and pecans right before serving.
Tips for making Grape Salad
-You can use red grapes, green grapes, or a combination of red and green.
-If you like your salad with more of the creamy sauce, you can use less grapes, or double the sauce.
-Make sure the grapes are dry, if they are wet the sauce won’t coat them as well.
-You can use both light cream cheese and light sour cream for the dressing. It won’t be quite as thick, but it will still taste delicious!
-To change things up a bit, you could use a different kind of nut. Or sprinkle some toasted coconut or toffee bits on top of the salad. You could even top it with chopped Butterfingers or Snickers and make it a dessert salad. It’s pretty versatile!
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Grape Salad Recipe
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 pounds purple or green grapes
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Wash grapes and wipe dry with paper towels, then place in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream with a hand mixer till smooth. Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Pour dressing over grapes and stir to coat. Serve immediately or cover and chill.
- Sprinkle brown sugar and chopped pecans on top right before serving.
-You can use both light cream cheese and light sour cream to make the salad lower in saturated fat. It won’t be quite as thick, but it will still taste delicious!
-The amount of grapes doesn't need to be exact. You can use any amount between 3-4 pounds.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g