Grape Dessert is a new recipe to me. I promise you that after you or anyone else tastes it, they will be impressed. It is so simple to make and Oh Sooo Good!
I think that one of the secrets of this recipe is to make sure to let the brown sugar seep down through the grape mixture overnight. It creates somewhat of a caramel and gives this recipe an exquisite taste. The dish is good if you eat it immediately, but not as good as if you wait!
Some of my family members don’t care for pecans so sometimes I leave them out. That is perfectly fine. Some people prefer pecans, so if they do, put them in, or just let those eating the salad add them.
The first time that I tasted this grape dessert was at a family gathering. My sister who doesn’t cook much, brought it. Everyone was asking who brought it because they liked it so much. Nobody believed who brought it; but to be fair, there is no cooking involved!
She really does know how to cook, but since she does not have a family to cook for, she just doesn’t cook that much. It is kind of hard sometimes to put in the time to cook a meal for one. You can always make a regular sized meal and have leftovers, but sometimes that gets a little old too.
What Ingredients Do I Need For Grape Dessert?
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Green grapes
- Red grapes
- Brown sugar
- Chopped pecans (optional)
How Do I Make Grape Dessert?
- Mix cream cheese, sour cream, white sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Fold in all grapes.
- Mix brown sugar and pecans (if you use them) together.
- Sprinkle this mixture (or just the brown sugar) on top of grape mixture.
- Refrigerate overnight.
Some people like to eat the salad immediately and it does taste good, but if you give the brown sugar overnight to seep down through the salad, it creates kind of a caramel throughout the salad and it is decadent!
I remember when we lived with her at her home, while we were building our home. I went to peel some potatoes and her potato peeler was awful. I told her that she needed a new potato peeler. She said that she rarely used it and so it didn’t bother her that it wasn’t the best. I bought a new one and left at her house when we moved.
She had a few kitchen utensils like that. It seemed to me that her handyman tools were a lot better than her cooking utensils. I guess that she actually spent more time doing handyman jobs.
How Do I Pick the Best Grapes For Grape Dessert?
- Examine the grape texture.
- Ripe, healthy grapes should be firm and plump on all sides.
- Look at the skin on the grapes.
- The best grapes will have a healthy shade to the skin.
- Check the stem.
- The stem of a healthy grape cluster should be green and flexible.
We all have our interests. I know that she knows how to cook because growing up in our family of 10. We all leaned how to cook, with the exception of my dad. He really didn’t cook much. My poor dad grew up never spending time in the kitchen except to eat.
I did teach him how to use the can opener to open a can of soup. And he finally learned how to use the microwave after several tries. Mechanics and electronics were not his thing.
So just remember, that there are recipes simple enough for anyone. Sometimes we just have to try! So now go give this Grape Dessert a try – maybe you’ll surprise some of your family and friends too!
Tips and Tricks For Grape Dessert:
- Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight if you want that wonderful caramel taste!
- If you don’t care for pecans, just leave them out (or use walnuts, or a different nut that you like).
- Make sure that you always wash your grapes thoroughly.
- You could serve this as a salad or a dessert!
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NOTE: Some people like to eat the salad immediately and it does taste good, but if you give the brown sugar overnight to seep down through the salad, it creates kind of a caramel throughout the salad and it is decadent!
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 272Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 23mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 2gSugar 36gProtein 3g