Friday, May 16, 2014

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Sweet grapes, crunchy pecans, and vanilla bean sour cream are combined for an unexpected and delicious fruit salad. My boys went nuts over this salad and I couldn't stop eating bites of it myself. The first time I tried a sweetened sour cream was a few years ago when I made a Layered Lemon Cheesecake. I was impressed by the difference a sprinkling of sugar made in the typically tangy (and sour) cream.

I served this salad to several people who didn't even realize that the creamy dressing was simply sour cream. Years ago, we made versions of this salad with cool whip or pudding and I'm happy to say that this salad trumps those hands down. I would happily eat this salad for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream
Yield: 8 servings
(printable recipe)

1 lb green grapes, sliced in half lengthwise
1 lb red grapes, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

In a medium size bowl, stir together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Add the grapes and pecans to the bowl and stir to coat. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Grape Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Hi Mary, what a wonderful salad, this will be a real crowd pleasure here in my home. Thanks!

  2. Oh my gosh, it sounds so good!

  3. I think I've had something like this before - but I need to have it again. Yum - I know it is tasty. The photos are amazing! Drooling!

  4. This sounds way better than a cool whip version. I can't get enough fruit salad and love having new versions to try!

  5. This sounds so deliciously summery!! I can't wait to put a bowl of this together. I wonder how it would be with vanilla Greek yogurt instead of sour cream -- plus the vanilla bean -- cause I LOVE vanilla? What do you think?


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