Shari's Grape Salad!

 
 
This is a "Grape Salad" my sister Shari has always made.  It's a really delicious 'salad' for holiday meals and like a lot of our so called salads in the South, it's more of a dessert than salad, but it is really good with turkey and ham and it's not overly sweet!  It's also one of those dishes you can make the night before the big day, which helps in time management if you are cooking for a large group of people.  Here is what you will need:
 
 
4 lbs. seedless green or red grapes, sliced in half
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped pecans, divided (can use walnuts)
 
Wash and slice the grapes in half and set aside.  If they are really large, like the ones I used, quarter them. 
 
In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. 
 
Fold in the whipped topping, pineapple, grapes and half of the nuts.    Pour into a salad bowl. 
 
Sprinkle the other half of the chopped nuts over the top.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving. 
 
 



1 comment:

  1. This was my Aunt Grace's contribution to the holiday meal and it was out of this world delicious. I looked forward to this more than everything on the table combined. We only had it at Thanksgiving and Christmas so that makes it an "event" to be sure. I hope people take advantage of this great recipe! You will not regret putting it in your "got to have" recipe file. Happy Holidays and good eats!!!

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