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.
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…
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!2