Jan 7

Cream Cheese Pecan Grape Salad

Grape Salad Recipe

I just love these desserts that masquerade as "salads" -- kind of like my cranberry salad recipe. And like the cranberry salad, you'll find sour cream and cream cheese play a big role in this dish.

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No, this is definitely not diet food.

Although I'm guessing you could easily lighten it up a bit by substituting plain yogurt and Neufchâtel, along with using a lighter hand on the sugar and nuts.

But I went full fat, full sugar with everything... and served myself a big bowl for breakfast -- because I'm the mommy and I'm allowed to do that. And I loved. every. bite.

In fact, I may have another bowl for lunch. Shh...

Cream Cheese Pecan Grape Salad Recipe

Yield: 16 servings

Cream Cheese Pecan Grape Salad Recipe


  • 1 lb. green grapes
  • 1 lb. red grapes
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 8-oz. bag pecan pieces
  • 2 cups brown sugar


  1. Wash and dry the grapes.
  2. Cream together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and sour cream until smooth. Fold the grapes into this mixture.
  3. Spread the grape mixture out in a 9x13 dish.
  4. Mix together pecans and brown sugar, and sprinkle over the top of the grape mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.


I prefer to toast my pecans for this recipe, but it's still very tasty without this additional step.

This is a great dish for potlucks and cookouts. It's easy to make, travels well, and it's slightly unusual but delicious!

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