This is a wonderful dessert salad that never failed to be a hit. Made the day before the brown sugar makes the sauce taste like caramel. You can use less brown sugar, if you wish.

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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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  • Wash and dry grapes. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Add grapes and mix until evenly incorporated. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans, mix again and refrigerate until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

479 calories; 27.1 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 103 mg sodium. 60.1 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
This is a wonderful salad! Would someone, please, comment on the amount of grapes they used in this salad? Did they use 4 pounds, or 4 cups? Four pounds would be about 8 cups. Remember "A pint's a pound the world around". Our local price of grapes, yesterday was $2.99 per pound. That really adds up for a salad that only serves 8! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2006
I don't get it!? Maybe I did something wrong. I thought this salad was terrible and looked awful. I keep thinking I must have made some terrible error because it was rated so high. Read More
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645 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 85
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
This is a wonderful salad! Would someone, please, comment on the amount of grapes they used in this salad? Did they use 4 pounds, or 4 cups? Four pounds would be about 8 cups. Remember "A pint's a pound the world around". Our local price of grapes, yesterday was $2.99 per pound. That really adds up for a salad that only serves 8! Read More
(773)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
This is a wonderful salad! Would someone, please, comment on the amount of grapes they used in this salad? Did they use 4 pounds, or 4 cups? Four pounds would be about 8 cups. Remember "A pint's a pound the world around". Our local price of grapes, yesterday was $2.99 per pound. That really adds up for a salad that only serves 8! Read More
(773)
Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2006
I don't get it!? Maybe I did something wrong. I thought this salad was terrible and looked awful. I keep thinking I must have made some terrible error because it was rated so high. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
This is the best grape salad. I use red and green grapes. Letting it chill overnight, then adding the nuts before serving is the key! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This recipe is a crowd pleaser! I modified it by using both green & red grapes and by sprinkling the brown sugar and nuts over the top and melting the sugar under the broiler for 30-60 seconds for a crispy topping. I brought it to a potluck at work and EVERYONE begged for the recipe! It's so different and just fabulous! It could be breakfast, lunch, a side-dish, or even dessert! Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2005
I got this recipe from a party a few weeks ago and have made it several times since! This weekend I'm trying it with grapes strawberries blueberries and mand. oranges. There were a few people who didn't like it.......I can't imagine why???? They must've done something wrong because it's seriously GOOD! Try the recipe again...maybe you forgot an ingredient and definitely use a mixer with anything with cream cheese to beat out the "chunks". Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was awesome! All my guests raved-even better the second day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2008
After reading the reviews and finding out this recipe makes alot more than 8 servings I scaled the recipe to 2 servings. I used 2 1/2 cups total of green and purple grapes. The recipe does not state the cream cheese should be softened at room temperature. In order to blend with sour cream I did let mine sit out. I refrigerated 5 hours prior to topping with a sprinkling of brown sugar and diced walnuts and almonds. I nice variation on using leftover grapes. However, I think my green grapes were very tart and may use all purple grapes next time. *UPDATE* I sprinkled a bit more brown sugar and refrigerated overnight...much better flavor the next day!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2011
Followed the recipe and got rave reviews at the last neighborhood BBQ. I used 4 C. of grapes maybe a few more. Definitely was not 4 pounds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2005
I brought this salad to work and everyone LOVED it! It really doesn't look as good as it tastes but once everyone tried it they went back for more. And they all wanted the recipe! Read More
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