Beautiful on the table, refreshing side dish or light dessert, perfect for a brunch or wedding or baby shower. For years it has been a must-have tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. May be served immediately, but best if refrigerated for a few hours or overnight.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pecans in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir until pecans are toasted and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl; stir to prevent nuts from overcooking.

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  • Beat sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract together with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Fold in pecans and grapes. Stir gently until grapes are coated.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 31.2g 10% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 85.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2012
I just made this for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and it taste wonderful! I can't wait to see how it taste after it sets over night. I want to eat the whole bowl! Very easy too!!!! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2012
I just made this for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and it taste wonderful! I can't wait to see how it taste after it sets over night. I want to eat the whole bowl! Very easy too!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Used reduced fat cream cheese and walnuts instead of pecans. Doubled the vanilla and added a bit of milk for consistency. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2013
Delicious pretty and simple. It needed a squeeze of lemon juice to cut the sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
I took another reviewer's suggestion and added a bit of lemon juice to cut the sweetness. I also used reduced fat cream cheese. This is delicious--we ate every bite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2014
This is a great fruit salad. I added red seedless and green seedless and with every bite full it's a little bit different of a flavor. I also used a little brown sugar and didn't use as much white it was delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
I feel like a cheater when I make this salad. EVERYONE loves it and asks for the recipe. It is ridiculously easy and it makes me look like a kitchen goddess - Ha! I add a bit of cinnamon to the cream cheese. otherwise it is wonderful as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
So yummy and people loved it. I substituted regular cream cheese for whipped cream cheese. Makes it easier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2017
It was easy to make and my family loved it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2018
Best for Christmas and Thanksgiving Read More