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French Cream with Sugared Grapes

 French Cream with Sugared Grapes
Looking for a truly elegant finale for your holiday dinner? My dessert will do the trick. It looks so regal surrounded by pretty sugared fruit, and the flavor is divine. A friend gave me this recipe several years ago, and it's been in high demand at my house ever since.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Seedless green and red grapes
  • Additional sugar


  • In a large saucepan, combine sour cream and cream until well blended.
  • Gradually stir in sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat just until
  • mixture is warm and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let
  • stand for 1 minute. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 40 seconds.
  • Stir; let stand for 1 minute or until gelatin is completely
  • dissolved. Stir into sour cream mixture.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually
  • add gelatin cream mixture and vanilla just until combined. Pour into
  • a 4-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Chill for at least 4 hours
  • or until set.
  • Dip grapes into water and shake off excess moisture; dip into sugar,

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French Cream with Sugared Grapes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • turning to coat. Unmold dessert onto a serving platter; surround
  • with sugared grapes. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat or fat-free sour cream and cream cheese are not recommended for this recipe.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 451 calories, 35 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.