June 27, 2018

Easy creamy grape salad

Make this cool and creamy side dish for your next cookout or picnic! It's so refreshing and always a big hit!

I'm sharing this classic grape salad as part of my #CookoutWeek recipe contributions. There are versions of this recipe floating around all over the web and probably in many people's own family collections. I don't know exactly where it originated, but this is the version I make since discovering it last summer. Gasp?!?! Last summer, you say?! Yes, last summer was the first time I had ever seen or tried this grape salad and now I'm hooked.

This is the perfect time to share it with all of you. It's so easy to throw together plus it's nice and cool for a hot day. Get the firmest grapes you can find - it makes a difference - you want them to "pop" in your mouth (not squish) when you bite them!

This recipe will make enough to feed a crowd - probably about 20 people as a side. It's always a winner at our family gatherings.

Easy creamy grape salad
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz) container sour cream (I use full fat)
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 lbs red seedless grapes
2 lbs green seedless grapes
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, lightly toasted

Wash the grapes and remove all stems. Dry the grapes.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese through vanilla with a hand mixer until well-combined and smooth. Fold in the grapes until coated.

Transfer to serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and pecans right before serving.

Please note that grapes are a choking hazard and should be properly cut and modified before serving to young children.

Check out all of today's #CookoutWeek recipes below!


  1. Have never had grapes prepared this way...must be really delicious with that sweet tangy creamy sauce.

  2. I've had this salad -- in fact I'm pretty sure I've made it! -- but it's been years and years. This is terrific stuff -- thanks for the reminder of how good it is. :-)

  3. my great aunt makes grape salad pretty much just like this. so good! :)

  4. I vaguely remember a salad like this from when I was a kid. I had forgotten all about it.

  5. This is quite different from any salad I've seen. I love grape salads and the sauce on this with the sour cream and cream cheese sounds awesome!

  6. Just love all the flavors and textures in this, sounds amazing!

  7. What a yummy fruit salad! I need to make this at my next party :) PINNED

  8. this will probably always be my favorite salad. :)


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