Grape Salad: You Like Cream Cheese? You’ll Love This

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Grape salad is the perfect fruit salad with a dessert-like flavor. Topped with crunchy pecans and brown sugar, anyone who tries this will be blown away!

Grape salad with cream cheese

Don’t knock it until you try it!

This was something that was told me to me before the first time I tried grape salad. Seems like an odd combo but it works very well.

Think about it.

The textures are amazing with the crisp grapes, smooth dressing then biting down into crunchy pecans. The dressing shouldn’t be so sweet it overpowers the flavors of the grapes.

This grape salad with cream cheese is dessert-like not a dessert so overly sweet isn’t recommended.

With all the different types of grapes out now you can really have fun with this salad.

However, its very easy to make but let’s dive in and I can show you exactly how to do it.

How To Make Grape Salad

You’ll need these ingredients

  • Green grapes
  • Red grapes
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Chopped pecans
  • Vanilla extract
Grape salad with cream cheese

Making the grape salad recipe

  1. To start, soften the cream cheese. You can take it out an hour before or place the sealed package in a bowl of warm water and it’ll be ready in 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, grab a hand mixer and cream together the cream cheese and sour cream. Add in granulated sugar and beat a little more. Then, pour in vanilla extract and beat until everything is well combined.
  3. Allow the dressing to sit for a little while you wash and dry your grapes.
  4. Once that is finished in a bowl add grapes into the dressing. Mix well. Then, toss in 1/4 cup of chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and fold them into the grape salad.
  5. Lastly, garnish with the remaining brown sugar and chopped pecans and serve.

Storing leftovers from the salad

More than likely there won’t be anything left but if there is, cover the bowl you are serving in and make sure it’s airtight. You will be able to get about 3-4 days in the refrigerator this way. However, due to the dairy this is not a recipe to be stored in the freezer.

Grape salad with cream cheese

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can grape salad be made ahead?

This is the perfect recipe to be make ahead of time. If you have noticed this salad is basically a no bake grape cheesecake in a way. And if you have ever made a no bake cheesecake you know the longer it sits the better it taste. This is what happens with the dressing here as well.

Do you have to cut the grapes for this salad?

No, you don’t have to at all.

What is creamy grape salad?

Grape salad with cream cheese is a side dish that is very dessert-like. The dressing is like a cheesecake with the mix of cream cheese, sour cream and sugar. The garnish of chopped pecans can brown sugar add a special crunch to the overall recipe.

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Grape salad with cream cheese

Grape Salad

Grape salad is the perfect fruit salad with a dessert-like flavor. Topped with crunchy pecans and brown sugar, anyone who tries this will be blown away!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounce red grapes
  • 16 ounce green grapes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan, chopped

Dressing

  • 4 ounce cream cheese
  • 4 ounce sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • To start, soften the cream cheese. You can take it out an hour before or place the sealed package in a bowl of warm water and it'll be ready in 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, grab a hand mixer and cream together the cream cheese and sour cream. Add in granulated sugar and beat a little more. Then, pour in vanilla extract and beat until everything is well combined.
  • Allow the dressing to sit for a little while you wash and dry your grapes.
  • Once that is finished in a bowl add grapes into the dressing. Mix well. Then, toss in 1/4 cup of chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and fold them into the grape salad.
  • Lastly, garnish with the remaining brown sugar and chopped pecans and serve.
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