Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Grape Salad Recipe

We spent Memorial Day at my cousin's house. One of my cousins brought this grape salad dish and it was so good, I had to come home and make it myself. I made a few modifications which I'll get into below the recipe. I didn't take a picture of it on Monday because it was gone in a matter of minutes. I found this photo on Taste of Home website. Mine is waiting in the fridge for me to add the topping today but I'm too lazy to take a picture.


  Creamy Grape Salad


CATEGORY: Salads  

TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 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
Directions: In a large mixing 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. Yield: 21-24 servings.
I used low-fat cream cheese and low-fat sour cream. I only used one teaspoon of vanilla because I am scatter-brained and 'thought' is said, one teaspoon. Three tablespoons of pecans just doesn't sound like enough to me so I'm going to use a bit more and I'll toast them before adding them. I might even use almonds. This makes a ton of salad! I'll be sharing mine with my parents and neighbors.  

EDIT: I forgot to add the nutrition info (which is not the low-fat version)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (181g)

Recipe makes 15 servings

Calories 302
Calories from Fat 126 (41%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 14.0g 21%
Saturated Fat 5.9g 29%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 23mg 7%
Sodium 61mg 2%
Potassium 353mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 45.0g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 39.9g
Protein 3.2g 6%
Vitamin A 390mcg 7%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 1%
Vitamin C 13mg 22%
Vitamin E 1mcg 4%
Calcium 60mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%



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