January 19, 2009

Simple Grape Salad

When it comes to food- I want simplicity. Sometimes we get bogged down by fancy recipes with extravagant spices and ingredients, that we loose the true taste of the food.

That’s why I enjoy this recipe so much. It’s my mother’s recipe for a simple grape salad (that I served for Christmas dinner). The key to a this recipe is ensuring the grapes are ripe and tasty. Plus, I only use Missouri Northern Pecans because they are sweet and small (you can find them in most all grocery stores.)

Simple Grape Salad
By My Mother

2 ½ lbs. grapes
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, room temp.
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped pecans

Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in sour cream and add to grapes. Mix brown sugar and nuts together and sprinkle over grapes.


Josh, Molly, Makayla & Allison said...

Made this last night and my girls love it! Thanks Lane

McKenzie said...

I had this at a wedding shower for Lesley - SO good!

Umm . . what's with the new label?

Lane said...

What new label???

Oh, you mean the pregnancy one? I'm just started a cookbook for preganant women that focuses on eating local and healthy. This why I can record easier.