This grape salad is going to be one of our new family favorites. I made this for my annual Christmas bash this year and those who tried it, loved it. I had made a version of a 'grape salad' in the past and it was also very good, but this one is just as good and just a bit different.
This salad is great served alongside a meal, as a dessert or even as a fruit salad on a brunch menu. This is also as good in the summer as in the winter months. It's easy to put together and can be made the night before. Here is what you will need:
1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (can use light cream cheese)
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 lbs. seedless red grapes, sliced in half
2 lbs. seedless green grapes, sliced in half
8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed slightly
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Blend the cream cheese, sour cream and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the sliced grapes and teaspoon of vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into a pretty glass bowl or trifle dish. Mix brown sugar and pecans and sprinkle over the top. Chill for several hours or overnight.