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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Best Grape Salad Recipe

Robert and I visited New Albany, Indiana a couple of weeks ago and my friend Lynn made this delicious grape salad that looked so simple to prepare. She showed me the ingredients and I later looked it up on and saw that the exact recipe is published on the website.

I loved the taste of this salad so much that I decided to follow the recipe on Thanksgiving Day. I hardly get the chance to cook but when I do create something -- I get excited about sharing it!

Best Grape Salad

2 lbs green seedless grapes
2 lbs red seedless grapes
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, to taste

Topping Ingredients
1 cup brown sugar, packed, to taste
1 cup crushed pecans, to taste

Wash and stem grapes.
Set aside.
Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar and vanilla by hand until blended.
Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving bowl.
For topping: Combine brown sugar, and crushed pecans.
Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely.
Chill overnight.

It might be a lot better to pick grapes that are moderate in size.
I will probably try making it with red grapes only next time. The green ones were too tart for me.
The store ran out of pecans so I decided to use walnuts instead and it tasted great!
If you are watching what you eat, proceed with caution. A small serving is about 300 calories.

Tell me: Are there any new recipes that you would like to share?

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