Green Grape Salad
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
This was awesome! All my guests raved-even better the second day.
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.
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!!
Who woulda thought?! We loved this! My 12 year old daughter gave the recipe to her friend! The flavors melded so nicely together. Thanks so much Noreen!
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!
I used green grapes AND red grapes in this recipe. Really added some nice color to it. This recipe is fantastic. Delicious and fool proof. A very nice change. Family and friends all loved it.
I needed something fast and simple for our 4th of July barbecue and this recipe fit the bill perfectly.My mother in law gave an almost identical recipe to me recently that she said was delicious so I thought I would try it.This isn't the best looking salad but it is delicious and very refreshing!And yes...4# of grapes are just the right amount. I didn't have a problem with runniness because I made sure to drain my grapes on towels until absolutely dry.I added 1 cup mild shredded cheddar cheese to the cream cheese mixture and I used 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1 cup finely chopped pecans for the topping(My mother in law's recipe).I refrigerated it for about 8 hrs. and served it in a pretty(12x8x2") clear glass dish.I may try substituting vanilla flavored yogurt for the sour cream next time just to see how that would taste.Also...Layering the grapes with with the cream cheese mixture in a deep glass bowl may make a prettier presentation. Thank you so much for submitting this recipe.
personally I love this salad. I have made it for several women's luncheons where it is always well received. I have given the recipe away many times,just don't try to serve it to men I think it must be"girly food"
I used fat free cream cheese, fat free sour cream, and Splenda. Was still very tasty. Will make again.
Absolutely terrific. I'm not much of a cook, but I made this for an office party. I have never had as many compliments for anything before. You can't go wrong on this salad
This recipe is always a hit! Make sure you dry the grapes and I like to cut them in half. I use green and red grapes. Also, don't mix the brown sugar and nuts into salad. Sprinkle on top and leave it, looks much better!
Absolutely delish! I know this recipe as Grapes Rockefeller without the brown sugar and nuts. The first time I had it, it was made with low-fat sour cream and low-fat cream cheese. Frankly that is the only way I make it since my family loves it! I always make it with red and green grapes for the color contrast. I'm thinking that strawberries, bananas and even blueberries would taste great paired with that yummy 'cheesecake-type' sauce. My teenage boys LOVE this stuff!
Very good. Can be very low fat. I used fat free sour cream & cream cheese & used Splenda for sugar. 1 cup equals 1 point for Weight Watchers.
Delicious salad! Used 1/4 c. white sugar and 1/4 c. powdered sugar in the dressing instead of all white sugar. I cut the grapes in half, but remember if you don't eat the salad in one sitting, by cutting them in half will cause the dressing to get a little runny. I added some Heath Toffee pieces another reviewer had suggested. This added a great little crunchiness to the salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I've brought this to many potlucks and people always ask for the recipe. People even ask about it months later and want me to bring it to future get togethers. Plus, it's super easy to whip together the night before. Try it!
Wonderful for a bridal/baby shower! I used grapes (green/red/dark purple) and peaches because they were in season. Peaches and cream = no brainer! Also, I substituted 3TBSP of honey for the white sugar and it was very yummy!
This is a regular in my house. I almost always have a bowl of this ready for a quick snack. I've made this recipe as directed and it was great. I've also made it using yogurt cheese and no one could tell the difference. Since yogurt is so good for you I now make it that way. I use fat free plain yogurt and drain (in fridge) in cheescloth lined strainer (in a bowl to catch the liquid) for 6-8 hours. Once it has the consistancy of cream cheese it's ready to use. I also use fat free sour cream. I serve the nuts on individual since 1/2 my family does not like them.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! My neighbor had a party and served this and nobody would give me the recipe when I asked so I told them no problem, I will just look it up online and here it is! I've made it twice in the past month for summer birthday parties. This is a winner for pot lucks - Enjoyed by all ages!
I've made this grape salad many times over the years and was glad to find it here when a friend asked about it and I'd lost my recipe. This stuff is always a hit with adults and kids, too. I noticed a few reviewers asking about the amount of grapes. Four pounds is correct. That works out to approximately one bag of white grapes and one bag of red grapes if you are using both colors. I would say this recipe makes closer to 16 servings because it's generally served as a brunch or dessert, not a main dish. I've taken it to family dinners where over 15 people were eating, everyone got a few spoonfuls of grapes, and there was plenty leftover for me to bring home :) This could easily be halved to serve fewer people. Definitely dry the grapes well after rinsing them or your salad will be watery. Thanks for posting the recipe!
The first time I had this was at my cousin's baby shower. It was a big hit! When I saw it, it didn't look too appealing but everyone else was raving about it. I finally gave it a try and loved it!! My aunt made it a little different though. She did 1 lb of green grapes and 1 lb of red grapes..she also added 1 can of crushed pineapple and 2 small cans of mandarin oranges (drained). Instead of doing the pecans and brown sugar as a topping we mixed it in. I hope this helps.
As written, this is four stars. I prefer using 2 pounds (yes pounds, not cups) green and 2 pounds red grapes. I turn it into a 9x13 dish, not a serving bowl. That way everyone gets some of the brown sugar/pecan mix, which I sprinkle on as a topping before serving. My brown sugar/pecan mixture is 1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 cup chopped pecans (more than the original recipe because I'm sprinkling on top of a large dish rather than mixing it in.) Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe is to die for if you love grapes!!!! Don't change a thing!!!!
absolutely excellent!! I used 2 1/2 lbs red grapes, and 1 lb strawberries cut up. I also added crushed butterfingers per previous suggestions, but probably would leave out next time. Everyone loved it!!
Wonderful - and different! Everyone who tastes it wants the recipe! I have used half red, half green grapes too. Or just red grapes. Depends what is on sale!
This was really delicious. Took to a family birthday party, and my hubby and I thought we would have some leftovers to bring home, and the family ate the whole bowl. I should have saved some back for us :-). Only different thing I did was used salted almonds instead of pecans. I didn't use all of the cream topping, was too much, but I'll use the rest as fruit dip for what's in the fridge!
4 lbs. vs. 4 cups of grapes? I think 4 lbs! I thought I had enough grapes at 4 cups; but there was so much cream cheese mixture at that point, I ended up adding two good-sized chopped apples, two sliced bananas, two cans of drained pineapple chunks and a handful of dried cherries before I decided that was enough. I'm pretty sure I have enough salad now to feed at least 16 people. Not sure what size my largest Pyrex mixing bowl is that I used, but the next size down says 2.5L. It is still very tasty, although not holding strictly to the "grape salad" title. I might add a little cinnamon to it at this point.
This recipe reads well, but unfortunately, it just isn't all that good. Maybe with some other fruit in addition to the grapes the salad would be more attractive and tasty -- but as it was, even with a family of grape-lovers, I threw out most of what I made, and won't make it again.
A REALLY good recipe. I've made it for family dinners twice now, and everyone really likes it. I use half red, half green grapes if available because it looks prettier. The last time I made it, I used walnuts instead of pecans, and it was even better. A definite keeper in the recipe book.
What a keeper! I used a little less grapes and a little less pecans (my son doesn't like nuts). It turned out great and extended family members went back for seconds and thirds. I'm glad I made a double batch! Thanks again! Beanie J
i used half green grapes and half red grapes. i just think it looks better with more color. adults and kids both love this stuff!
I used black grapes instead of green, but the results were still quite tasty. The pecans really make the salad.
I have never used the vanilla, I want the grapes to be the sweet part and instead of nuts we use pretzels! Very refreshing in the summertime!!!
My cousin brought this to Thanksgiving and it was delish! My husband raved about it and she had made it with all low fat ingredients too. I am going out today to get the ingredients to make it again!!
Yum! I could eat this all day..... Great way to use up sour grapes instead of throwing them in the trash
Wonderful refreshing recipe for hot summer days (& any other time of the year!) It was so easy to prepare well ahead. I used both red and green grapes - so pretty! I took it to a salad luncheon and everyone asked for the recipe. My husband really liked this salad, too. THIS IS A WINNER!
Yum! Yum! I actually haven't made it myself but I have had it. This could substitute as a dessert as it is so sweet.
This is the best fruit salad I've ever tasted. I've brought this to every gathering this summer. Everyone asks for it!
I first had this at a baby shower and was hooked. It's an easy but delicious dish to take to potlucks.
I served this salad for Easter. It was delicious and refreshing. I used red grapes instead and it worked fine.
This was a great recipe..i enjoyed mine very cold.
AMAZING!!! We had a pot luck and someone from work brought this in; after the first bite, I was asking for the recipe! She made two small changes: She used red grapes rather than green, and for display purposes, after she sprinkled the brown sugar and pecans, she didn't mix it. I can't wait to make this for my family!
Yummy!!! I used Splenda instead of sugar,Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, fat free cream cheese and walnuts and didn't miss all the sugar or the fat. Sooooo good!
I try to make this for every party. I mix red & green grapes for this recipe. If you make this the day before, I've learned to not add the pecans until you're ready because they don't stay crisp/firm.
Great for parties and get-togethers, but not good for only a few people. Very rich and sweet. A little too simple for me, needed more ingredients. We ate some in small servings (because it was so rich) and the rest went to waste. I would rather just eat a handful of grapes.
Wonderful!! Would not change a thing. Took this to a shower Sunday, and it was the definite hit of the party! People were practically licking the bowl when it was empty. I put it in a pampered chef chillzane bowl(one that you freeze and it keeps stuff cold), and left it in the freezer for about an hour before serving. I think this made it even better.
I used splenda to cut down on the calories, really good!
Delicious and fruity. Could be a side dish or dessert:) YUM!
Always love making this salad in the warmer months of the year as it is sooo refreshing! The secret is to make sure the salad is cold when served. I always toast the pecans which brings out that nice nutty flavor. Sometimes, I use all green grapes and sometimes I combine red and green. I make the night before and toss prior to serving. Always well received and enjoyed.
This was wonderful ! ! !
This had a really good taste, but mine came out too thick and it was hard to mix together. I did beat the cream cheese, etc to make it smoother. I also added a can of mandarin oranges and a bit of the juice to make the cream cheese mixture a little thinner.
This salad would perhaps be better with the grapes halved. The filler here is basically the same thing as a brown sugar, cream cheese dip that one uses with apples. Apples, when cut, take on a more porous texture. When making this salad with whole grapes, the cream cheese "filler" just slid around the outer grape skins not making a very natural combination. If you love grapes and you love this kind of "dressing", great. Combined, not so awesome.
Some reviews said this was not a recipe for men, but I served it as one of the sides at Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! Including the men and kids :) The only change I made was I used 1/3 red grapes, 1/3 green grapes, and 1/3 strawberries. Delicious!
This is a great recipe. Here are a couple of helpful suggestions if you like a little variety. 1. When I make this recipe I use 2 pounds each of read and green grapes. It really spices up the color. 2. There are several that do not like nuts in my family so I put 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of crushed pretzles on the top instead of the nuts and brown sugar. It still is a great hit and it does cut the cost down a bit. (I use my food processor to chop the pretzles into a chunkie powder). People love it when I bring this to the church socials.
Yummy...very nice as a refreshing summer dish!
This was a big hit a pot luck. I only used 1 lb of red seedless graps and added 1 can drained fruit cocktail and sliced bananas. Put the chopped nuts in a bolw on the side as an option. I've made the cream cheese, sour cream & brown sugar as a dip for strawberries. Enjoy.
I found this a bit too sweet. Loved the brown sugar, but would leave out the white sugar. I used Low fat cream cheese and fat-free Greek Yoghurt. I will make it again but with no white sugar.
This recipe is FANTASTIC!! I added a BIG spoonful of creamy peanut butter and it melted in everyone's mouth : )
My Great Aunt fixed this for us while she was at our house for a visit.....all I can say is YUMMY!!!!!! This stuff is so addictive!!! There were just two things that differ from her recipe....she used one cup of brown sugar and one cup of pecans for the topping....which I think, makes it!!
Excellent recipe! I used fat free cream cheese and fat free sour cream, it tasted so good! I will be making this for get togethers. It is a great way to do something different with grapes and this is so good and guilt free with fat free items! Yummy! Even my 2 year old liked it..
I used red grapes, splenda instead of white sugar and topped with crushed Butterfinger bars (3) with 1/4 c. brown sugar mixed with them. Put in a trifle bowl for a fun presentation and gave the recipe away. Delicious for summer!
Lovely, creamy, crunchy salad. We all, especially the kids, enjoyed this with dinner.
I used red and green grapes, and the whole family enjoyed it. Thanks!!!
I make this numerous times throughout the year. I mix green and red grapes. I also cut the grapes in half. I don't really measure them, I just keep adding grapes until the consistency of the cream mixture is where I want it. If you get runny results on the cream mixture, you may have mixed it too much. You don't have to get EVERY chunk of cream cheese out. DELICIOUS!
I have made this recipe several times. I have never used brown sugar or pecans. I use white sugar and chopped up milkyway bars. Talk about "yummy"! I plan on adding glazed walnuts this time. I'll report if I get a thumbs up.....
Excellent dessert.. I made it with Red Grapes and it is just as good as with green ones. Next time though I would put in a bit less white sugar as it is quit sweet otherwise add more grapes..
I used 1 cup of powdered sugar instead of the regular sugar, it mixes much nicer together.I also mix different colors of grapes, very pretty. It is a hit where ever I take it.
I used red & green grapes and thought it was sweet enough without adding the brown sugar... A couple added pinches of salt made it perfect!!
I used a full 4 lbs (8 cups) of both green and red seedless grapes and it turned out perfect. Only thing I will do different next time is soften the cream cheese more, like almost melt it. Because I ended up with little cream cheese chunks, it tasted fine still, just did not look appetizing.
If my son who just doesn't do fruit very well, asks me to make this one again...it's a hit! I just love this web site!
I mixed red and green for some color and added crushed butterfinger since not everyone in the family is a fan of nuts-the bowl was scraped clean. Very good!
My motherin-law made this recipe for Easter and turned me on to it. Absolutely heavenly! I will make this recipe again and again!
This is so good. I have yet to meet anyone who didn't like it. I have added apples for a little something different and I have made it without the nuts( my kids don't like nuts) It was great either way. A friend made it with the Splenda brown sugar and I couldn't tell a difference. Very quick and easy great on a hot Summer day.
This stuff looks dreadful but tastes divine!!! I use half brown sugar and then don't add more. Best made the day before.
I was really looking forward to trying this. After making it, I thought that 1 tsp of vanilla was too much. I will try this again - without any vanilla.
Wonderful salad. My grand children love it for a snack. Granny & Pop do to0. I toasted & salted 1 cup pecans & added to the recipes. Makes it even better.
Wow, I am amazed that such simple ingredients produce a salad so delicious! I put it together this afternoon for a brunch tomorrow and if I keep sampling it, there won't be any left by then. Instead of pecans I used toasted hazelnuts and mixed them with a few more tablespoons of brown sugar and sprinkled them over the top rather than mixing them in so they would retain more crunch. I used almost exactly 4 pounds of grapes. Half red, half green. There is plenty of dressing, you could probably increase the grapes by another pound, but it's a huge bowl full as it is. I will probably wait till summer to make it again, it was expensive in December!
Made this for a party this past weekend, everyone loved it. They all wanted the recipe. So simple to make, took less than ten minutes and then put in the fridge for two hours before serving. Will definitely be making a lot more in the future.
You just cannot stop eating this stuff! So easy and so yummy.
Use green and red grapes, make extra brown sugar pecan topping
I have just made this for a baby shower, and tasted it. Wow! Very, very tasty and pretty. I used half green and half red grapes. Mixed my wet ingredients with the mixer, and stirred in grapes by hand. I did not add the additional brown sugar on top, as it was plenty sweet for me, but just sprinkled with the pecans. Easy, pretty, and tasty. Can't wait to see what my guests think!
This is one of our favorites!!!! Excellent!!!!!
I was looking for a fruity kind of dessert and ran across this recipe . It was great!! I had to make it for a work function so I needed a lot. I added red grapes, mandarin oranges, and maracino(sp.) cherries for a little more color and it was a hit!! I also used glazed pecans!! That made it even better! Thank you!!
Instead of brown sugar I crunch Butterfinger Candy Bars and layer on the very top.
This recipe was easy and wonderful! Everyone loved it. Thank you!
I added butter toffee chip! My friends raved about this. It is better the next day!
Love this salad! I made it the first time for a family reunion and it was a big hit. Since then, I took it to work and they loved it. I just made it again, only this time I added fresh strawberries, and fresh pineapple, and used walnuts instead of pecans.
So good!! Made to give to friend's family and liked it so much, made it again for church picnic. I cut back the sugar to 1/3 cup the second time and was out of pecans so used walnuts. Also used lo-fat cream cheese. Yummy, yummy, yummy!! If there are any leftovers, it's great for breakfast with granola.
This is officially a hit with my family! It's even good when made with fat free ingredients.
Just had this and fell in love! (Used green and red grapes.) I will be making this for a quite a few gatherings this year. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!
I've made this numerous times but I used 1 cup sugar instead of 1/2 cup sugar. I also use 3 pounds of red grapes instead of the green grapes. (The red are a little larger than the green). I also did not mix the brown sugar and nuts into the recipe I just sprinkled the brown sugar and pecans on top of the grape mixture. This is a wonderful recipe and I always get asked for the recipe when ever I bring it to a pot luck. Thanks Noreen for submitting this recipe...it's a keeper!
I made this for my family reunion, and it was a big hit! Very good, this recipe is a keeper!
Love this salad, great for summer. I substitute splenda for the white sugar and it still tastes wonderful. Made it for Fourth of July, cool, tasty, and not your typical salad.
Great recipe. Used green and red grapes and brought it to a Christmas party...looked very festive! Good reaction from family members! Thanks!
Wow! Everyone LOVED this. Very different and very good.
Love this salad. My mother in law made it for us the first time. Have made it many times since, The only thing that will ruin it is if your grapes aren't sweet. Taste one before u buy them to male sure they r sweet, a sour grape will take away from the overall flavor. Other than that, u can't go wrong with this recipe.