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Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

Everyone raves when I bring this refreshing, creamy salad to potlucks. For a special finishing touch, sprinkle it with brown sugar and pecans. —Marge Elling, Jenison, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:21-24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds seedless red grapes
  • 2 pounds seedless green grapes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving. Yield: 21-24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 131 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Grape Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Had to promise my family I'd make this awesome salad/dessert every weekend, and I have. As of this review , I've now made it 7 times. .... Thanks a bunch for sharing!!! I added the brown sugar to the pan a soon as the pecans toasted, stirred them around till the sugar melted and ended up with the best tasting pralines!!! Almost forgot ..... one time I had a bit of unsweetened coconut flakes on hand so mixed them in with the creamed mixture ..... Must remember to buy some again, as it was also delicious ...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"It was just WONDERFUL!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"I made this recipe for the first time with my Teen cooking class at the Boys and Girls Club and the kids absolutely LOVED IT!!! The kids would ask me for this at least once a week so we made it quite a few times. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"One of my very favorite salad recipes! Very pretty, delicious and easy to make! Definitely a winner in my book!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"I have been making this for years and the only tip I can give you isn that u do not need the brown sugar, it is just as tasty without it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"I have been making this for many years, it is always a hit. I have my Mother's old Betty Crocker's Hostess Cookbook from 1967 and the recipe is in there. We love this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"This is a GREAT salad. I put praline peacans chopped on top instead of the brown sugar and got rave reviews."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"I have made this for years and always get rave reviews. I prefer it with grapes but have made it with many fruits. It is pretty good with blueberries and strawberries on the 4th of July. The only thing I do differently is to combine the pecans and the brown sugar and sprinkle it on the salad before I refrigerate it for several hours. Right before I serve it, I give it a final stir to mix it in. The brown sugar melts a little bit into the pecans and is not quite as "grainy.""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"absolutely amazing and so quick to whip up ! refreshing salad with great color to compliment any meal. tasty with cinnamon crusted pecans crushed on top. helpful hint: allowing the grapes to dry after rinsing made the cream cheese mixture stick to the grapes much better."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Love this...have made it in smaller batches, too, just for me, myself and I!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"This is one of the most delicious salads I have ever made. My family loves grapes and with the combination of cream cheese and sour cream it makes it so tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"I have made this for many years, it is ALWAYS a big hit. My grandson who is not fond of fruit absolutely loves this!! I don't add the brown sugar, it melts too soon into the creamy mixture."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Delicious. The recipe is always requested. I left out the brown sugar. And yes it can be served as a salad or a dessert, depends on the presentation. Love it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"My family found this to be extremely sweet with too much of the cream mixture for the amount of grapes. It also seems like more of a dessert than a salad."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"Made with no changes for a potluck. It was a hit! Really good recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"Made this for dinner with some baked chicken. I used lite cream cheese and sour cream and only about 1 Tbs. brown sugar. Was wonderful and easy. Will be making it again soon!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Very delicious! I made it for a graduation open house and got lots of requests for the recipe. I, too, used the lower fat cream cheese and sour cream. I found that the total amount of brown sugar and nuts was a bit more than really necessary for the presentation in the bowl I used."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"This was delicious. I used lower fat cream cheese and vanilla Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I only used 1 Tablespoon of sugar. I would definitely recommend this. I may even use it for other fruit next time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"This recipe is so tasty and refreshing that I add this so my summer entertaining menu and everyone raves about it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2015 Edited Nov. 18, 2015

"I first made this for a cookout after having it at Christmas potluck. It is really wonderful. I found the grape / cream mixture ratio was a bit off. I find1/2 to 3/4 of the creamed mixture is plenty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"Refreshingly delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"I have made this the past several years. I often omit the brown sugar and pecan topping and substitute crushed

butterfinger candy bars. Gives it a different taste with the peanut butter and chocolate. Really good this way."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"My family loves this salad, especially on a warm summer day and the salad is nice and chilled... its awesome"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"I found that a little of this goes a long way as it is somewhat on the sweet side."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Excellent"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"Fantasic recipes and so good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"GREAT! I made no changes!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"My favorite salad of the year-5 days later it tastes just as good as the first day. Had a party of 12 people with a lot of other food, had just a third left over. I made it the day before to save time-fast and easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"This is a taste of heaven! You can not go wrong with this recipe. Everyone will love this. I eat it as a dessert sometimes. Just wonderful! Love it!! It gets better the next day if it last long. Enjoy!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"Awesome! I take this for pot lucks and everyone always asks for the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"The best salad I've ever made. Have sent the recipe many places."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014 Edited Nov. 29, 2014

"Made this for Thanksgiving. It was a HUGE hit! I don't like pecans, so I used toasted almonds instead. Tasted even better the next day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream(adds protein for same taste). I also used less sugar all the way around and plain chopped baking walnuts instead of pecans. Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"I made this salad for our church homecoming and it got rave reviews. It is quick to make and has an excellent flavor. I will make this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"Upon taking this for dinner to share, my friend stated something was missing . I had forgotten to put brown sugar and nuts on the top. What a difference they make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"I made this twice in the past several weeks for two different family parties. It was a hit at both of them. I didn't use the brown sugar/pecan "topping," and we still loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"I made this salad yesterday and took it to a salad supper. Nothing but rave reviews. I came home with an almost empty dish. This salad is so good. Several wanted the recipe. Definitely a five star recipe. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"I cut my grapes in half and put the brown sugar and nuts in the mixture. I reduced the white sugar and the vanilla to my personal taste. I only used about 2 lbs of grapes also. You can do anything you want to this recipe and it's still going to be fabulous. Great recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Easy to make and a refreshing new way to eat grapes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Great"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"This was a hit at our church dinner today. Nothing left to bring home!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Great summer salad. Made it for a picnic and it was a hit. Very easy to make and a refreshing way to enjoy grapes"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"Delicious, easy easy to make and just the right amount of sweetness. I melted the brown sugar, added a little cinnamon and roasted the nuts. Made a sweet crunchy topping- perfect!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"I have made this for a few years. It is delicious. Everyone I have made it for loves it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"in my 'younger' years, waldorf salad was my fav, but some years ago I added halved grapes, cooked shell noodles and some chopped roasted chicken, diced peppers (any color)..I also toasted the pecans before adding them to the salad..what a wonderful summertime salad..cool n refreshing !"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"This is a great recipe! I'd always considered that doing anything to grapes except eating them right off the bunch was gilding the lily, but after tasting this, I decided if you are going to "gild," this was the gilding to do! I'd never made this myself before today, though. We had a bunch of white grapes that were just a bit too tart for us to enjoy eating by themselves, so I mixed this up. It's so quick and so easy, and very forgiving of substitutions--I found that I didn't have sour cream, so used 0% plain Greek yogurt, and then discovered that I'd accidentally grabbed fat free cream cheese at the store, which is a slightly different creature to me than regular or lowfat. And I had no pecans, so I chopped up some almonds. Even with all that, this came out wonderfully, and tasted very similar to what I've had in the past at various gatherings."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This is one of those recipes that have become a staple at family get togethers, everyone loves it. I always substitute Neufchâtel cheese and fat free sour cream and no one knows the difference."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"The best ever!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Delicious - easy to make healthier - use low fat cream cheese and non fat plain yogurt. I used Splenda and only 1/2 of 1/3 cup and no brown sugar on top. Also, dry roasted almonds instead of sugared nuts.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"One of our children made it after we had dinner. It was a surprise to the entire family! We all thought it was delightful! I will make it for New Years. I will only use green grapes because my family are not fond of red grapes and instead of pecans, I may use almonds."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"This is very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I had never made this salad before I ate it at a picnic..delicious! got the recipe and made it the next day, tossed in some chopped apples and chopped celery. Also, melted the brown sugar and pecans together and poured over top for a crunchy, toffee like topping."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"Good but didn't think it was as great as the reviews made it out to be! Probably would have liked it better with less sour cream taste. Was easy to make!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"So easy and always a hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"This recipe is so easy and always a hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"This is one of my families favorite fruit salads. It's great for large family gatherings and potluck dinners."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"Great recipe and easy! Definitely will make again! Makes a large batch for a potluck!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"excellent summer salad"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"A big hit with everyone at family dinners and potlucks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"My sisiter-in-law brought this for Thanksgiving. She used the big purple globe grapes and everyone thought it was some kind of black olive salad. Boy were we surprised! It was fantastic! I will be making this the next time I go to a pot luck."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Hi I havent actually tried this recipe yet but I was wondering if I could made it the day before serving it and let it set in the fridge all night? I appreciate any help."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"I decrease the amount of brown sugar in the topping and add a couple of broken up Butterfinger candy bars. It is a huge hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Awesome i made this for a party and next time i'll have to double it! Everyone wanted seconds!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"So simple and everyone loves it! I toast the pecans for a richer crispier taste."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Awesome recipe!!! My mother-in-law first made this recipe and now I can't get enough of it. We don't always use the pecans, due to my nephew being allergic. This is a keeper recipe!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I get rave reviews every time I bring this dish to a picnic or dinner. Kids and adults love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"If you have friends over and serve this, a good word of advice, "make copies of the recipe"."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"My daughter (age 16) and her boyfriend (age 18) made an entire meal for our family. This was one of the recipes they chose. It was a big hit and I am sure we will make it many times again! Thank you Taste of Home!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"This is so creamy and so good! I made it for Christmas and all of it was gone before the end of the night! Will definitely be making this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"This was so creamy and delicious!! Will be making again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"This salad is easy to make and uses a minimum of ingredients, which results in a delightful dish. The tartness of the grapes matches perfectly with the sweetness of the dressing. We will definitely be making this again at my house."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"This has become our traditional salad for cookouts and even Thanksgiving. I add a couple of delicious apples with the mix..great"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"My sister raved about this and made it for me to try. It was wonderful!! She even used fat free sour cream and low fat cream cheese to cut down on the fat in it and that made absolutely no difference in it, it was just delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"If I do ever make this again, I would cut the cream cheese mixture in half."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"This is a delicious recipe. It is a great summer treat. Very addictive!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"Everyone looked at it funny and then had seconds! A winner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"try toasted coconut with brown sugar/pecan mixture..Took it to a Halloween party and called it Hairy eyeballs..a big hit"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"Have been making this salad for years --since I saw it in the Bowling Green city paper. We love it. Easy to make and delicious. I use Splenda instead of sugar to cut down on calories. Also use the Splenda blend brown sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"It was very tasty.Everyone loved it. I used light sour cream and light cream cheese. Substituted splenda for the sugar. Next time I think I will add some apple, strawberries and blueberries."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I have made this salad many times for holiday dinners and have taken it to potluck dinners as well. I always get asked for the recipe!

So good ....I could almost eat the whole bowl myself."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"This is always a hit with our family. Someone makes it for every gathering."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"This salad is always a hit! I also use 2 Butterfinger candy bars and 1/4 C. of brown sugar for the topping. Also, you can make it the night before."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"Took this to our Pig Roast and it was all gone. The flavor is great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"a delicious change to any meal especially take to potlucks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for years and we LOVE it. My kids have affectionately renamed it "Eyeball Salad" since, in a clear bowl that's what it kind of looks like. :) I put the nuts and brown sugar on top several hours before serving and it starts to carmelize on top and makes it even better. (I also increase the brown sugar on top)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I do not put the brown sugar on top. It gives it a gritty taste that my family does not like. I put it in the sour cream."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"This is a great salad. The 1st time I made it, family was unsure but at the end of the day nothing was left and I have to make it almost all the time now for everything."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"Always a hit. I use powdered sugar instead of granular. I think it mixes in better."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"I have made this several times and our grandchildren love this salad and think it is a wonderful treat."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"I had this at a baby shower and loved it. I have shared the recipe with many others and have made several times, and always get rave reviews."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"I had this at a pot luck at work and a co-worker refused to give me the recipe. Only thing different is she used crushed Butterfingers on top and it was awesome. Thanks for the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"divide by 8 and round up or down. depending if u want left-overs.

Zach"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"Yummy =) Everyone loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2008

"I only need about 4 servings of this, do you have the breakdowns for just this many?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2008

"I added a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the cream cheese mixture. It was great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2008

"I have had this with Splenda and it's just as good, also have used almond instead of vanilla for a stronger flavor."

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