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Creamy Grape Salad

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.
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 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


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

Test Kitchen Tips
  • In many recipes, thick and tangy Greek yogurt stands in beautifully for sour cream and lightens things up.
  • Mix in chopped candy bars. Crunchy Snickers and Heath bars play particularly well with the juicy grapes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 131 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


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    • pattyfrog
      Nov 10, 2020

      This is the best! Keeps longer than sa!ads made with Cool Whip. Does not get watery. Couldn't stop eating it!

    • Stacy
      Oct 26, 2020

      I grew up in Jenison! Hi Marge! It really is a potluck sort of town. This recipe was fantastic! Since I was making it for my family, I halved the recipe. The toasted pecans and brown sugar on top were the perfect foil for the tart grapes and cream cheese. Wow!

    • choinka
      Sep 16, 2020

      Very good. I had no pecans on hand and used sliced almonds.

    • Foodie
      Jul 17, 2020

      This Salvaged my small green grapes that were too tart to enjoy. I quartered them and it did not "water" down the dressing overnight.

    • Melva
      Jun 27, 2020

      I've made this many times and even people who are not especially fond of grapes love it. It's always a hit. I do, however, toast the pecans. I never liked having to heat up the oven to toast a few nuts and always found the fry pan gave me unreliable results. So now I do it in the microwave by melting a generous teaspoon of butter on a microwave safe dish and spreading 1/4 cup of chopped nuts on it. Microwave for a minute and stir. Microwave one more minute and stir. In my microwave that's all the time I need. Let cool. So easy.

    • Denise
      Jun 26, 2020

      Everyone loved it, even the kids. I did cut the sugar to 1/4 c. because my grapes were pretty sweet.

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      Jun 26, 2020

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    • leann Irwin
      May 29, 2020

      Awesome tasting and very simple to make!

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      May 2, 2020

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