NOT Diet Grape Salad

Okay.  We went to Hubby’s annual family reunion on Sunday.  I had made turkey lasagna and some banana bars but I wanted to take another dish too.

I looked in the fridge to see what was available and some grapes caught my eye.  They reminded me that Linda had made a grape salad that they really liked.

So I found a recipe for grape salad in a cookbook, but it called for FIVE POUNDS of grapes!  It says it makes 10 servings, so they are thinking a half pound of grapes is a serving?  Doesn’t that seem like a really big serving?

I measured my grapes and I had two cups, so I modified the recipe to fit what I had.  But when I got it made, while it was delicious, it really didn’t have enough grapes in it, so I ran over and bought another cup of grapes.

Anyway, we thought it was awesome, in a very non-diet way, so I’m sharing it with you for your non-diet days (like reunions!):

Grape Salad, my way

Combine 4 oz. cream cheese, softened,

16 oz. sour cream,

½ t. vanilla,

¼ C. granulated Splenda (equal measurement if sugar) and

¼ C. packed Splenda brown sugar (double if using regular brown sugar).

Mix well.

Clean 3 cups of sweet, seedless grapes.  (I had two cups of dark ones and bought another cup, that time pink ones.)

Add the grapes and 1 C. of coarsely chopped pecans to the mixture.

Mix well and refrigerate.

Okay, back to the diet now.

5 Responses to NOT Diet Grape Salad

  1. C. Beth says:

    That sounds delicious!

  2. Tes says:

    It looks so amazing. Yummmm 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    Beth — Believe me, it IS delicious! I had to pry what was left out of Hubby’s hands to leave it there when we left. We didn’t NEED any more of that at home with us!

    Tes — It is, I promise. 🙂

  4. chrissy says:

    sounds yummy. I may just try this one for the holiday! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — I made it for our cook-out on the 4th in Georgia too — and it was also a hit there. It’s always fun to take something a little different — and it helps when it’s good too!

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