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Pecan Crunch Grape Salad

This pecan crunch grape salad is the PERFECT addition to your holiday meals. A delicious balance of crunch, creamy, and sweet! Grape salad is a must serve!

HOLIDAY GRAPE SALAD

This holiday season, why not shake things up and give this grape salad recipe a try? Your guests will be shocked and amazed at how well the super sweet grapes combine perfectly with the crunch of pecans. Seriously, it’s one of those holiday dishes that keep on giving!

This grape recipe has the components of an awesome holiday dish that your guests shouldn’t miss out on! Consider whipping up this simple recipe for your next holiday gathering. It’s unique, it’s delicious and I can assure you that nothing else there will compare!

Treat your family, friends, and taste buds this holiday season with this awesome crunchy grape salad recipe! 

GRAPE SALAD WITH CREAM CHEESE

The delicious treat doesn’t stop with your holiday guests though! I LOVE anything crunchy and sweet. The combination is the perfect duo for my taste buds and I honestly try to create recipes that fit that criteria any chance that I get. Some people view this as a dessert… but I definitely have to disagree. It’s an AMAZING side dish or snack!

I mean… if I want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, why not? No reason to limit it to just once a day, right?

 
Scroll down below to get started making your pecan crunch grape salad recipe!
 

GRAPE SALAD INGREDIENTS

For this recipe, you’ll need these simple ingredients:

  • GRAPES: You’ll need green and red grapes – both seedless!
  • SOUR CREAM: This helps create that creamy texture for the mixture.
  • CREAM CHEESE: Cream cheese balances out the sour cream and thickens it up just a bit!
  • SUGARS: You’ll need granulated sugar for the mixture and brown sugar for the topping.
  • VANILLA: Just a bit of vanilla to give it a delicious flavor.
  • NUTS: We used pecans and walnuts for the topping in this recipe!

HOW TO MAKE GRAPE SALAD

Scroll down below to find the printable step-by-step recipe!

  1. MAKE MIXTURE: In a large mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla; mix until smooth.
  2. ADD THE GRAPES: Add the grapes into the mixture and stir carefully.
  3. MAKE TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and nuts; sprinkle over grapes.
  4. SERVE AND ENJOY: Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before serving. Enjoy!

CAN I MAKE THIS GRAPE SALAD AHEAD OF TIME?

Yep! This side dish is PERFECT for making it the night before your party. Chill it in the fridge overnight for best results. But if you can’t, 2-4 hours works just fine too!

WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED FOR THIS RECIPE?

  • MIXING BOWLS: I love these mixing bowls, they’re so durable and the colors are so fun!
  • SPATULA: Everyone needs a GOOD spatula and this one is my favorite!
  • SERVING BOWL: This large serving bowl is perfect for side dishes. 

DO I HAVE TO USE DIFFERENT KINDS OF GRAPES?

If you’re in a pinch, you can use just one kind. Best results will come from using both red and green grapes as they balance each other out and are a great flavor combo.

CAN I MAKE THIS MORE CRUNCHY?

You sure can! If you want more of a crunch, mix in about a cup of the topping into the grape mixture and then right before serving sprinkle the remaining topping on top. It’s even more delicious with an added crunch throughout.

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If you have tried this Pecan Crunch Grape Salad recipe, then please rate it in the recipe card and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

PECAN CRUNCH GRAPE SALAD
Yield: Serves 15

PECAN CRUNCH GRAPE SALAD

This pecan crunch grape salad is the PERFECT addition to your holiday meals. A delicious balance of crunch, creamy, and sweet! Grape salad is a must serve!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

GRAPE SALAD:

  • 2 cups green seedless grapes, washed & stemmed
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, washed & stemmed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

PECAN CRUNCH TOPPING:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla; mix until smooth.
    2. Add the grapes into the mixture and stir carefully.
    3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and nuts; sprinkle over grapes.
    4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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32 comments on “Pecan Crunch Grape Salad”

  1. I made this and it was SO good! Can’t wait to make it for Christmas!

  2. I loved the sweet and crunch of this salad. I think I’ll add it to my menu next week.

  3. I love the crunchy-creamy-sweet mix happening in this salad! Delicious!

  4. Love it!❤️  I have made several times.  This time I used vanilla Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and about 2 tsp sugar or to taste.

  5. Amazing! So delicious, who doesn’t like grapes & crunch?

  6. We LOVE grape salad here!  It’s such a random thing, either people know about it and love it or they’ve never heard of it.  Sooooo good!

  7. This is one of my favorite side dishes!  Love the crunch of the nuts and the sweetness of the grapes!!!

  8. This sounds fantastic!  I love the combo of the mixed color grapes and this is the kind of salad I think will be brilliant over the holidays!  Light, cool and with the crunch of the pecans…. perfect!  

  9. This is our kind of salad! Fresh and fruity with some great crunch!

  10. what a great side dish! we love pecans and grapes!

  11. Would this still work well if I cut the grapes in half for my grandkids. 

  12. Hi, this looks extremely delicious, I’m on weight watchers and I keyed in the recipe in my app to find out how many points it would cost me. Its 11 points per serving, but the only thing I don’t know is what would you consider a serving size? would it be 1 cup? or 1/2 cup? please help me. I would love to make this dish, but I would like to stay on plan as well. Thx a bunch for the awesome recipe.

  13. Has anyone tried adding fresh strawberries to this dish?

  14. I’ve made this salad twice…both times well received, but it was very sweet. I think the next time I make it, I’ll cut way back on the brown sugar. Also, the brown sugar starts turning the mixture an unappetizing color after folks serve themselves and the sugar gets stirred up in the grape mixture.

  15. I just made this salad and found the proportions of dressing to grapes is way out of proportion – I added at least an extra cup of each type of grape and I feel there is still too much dressing!

    Tastes delicious though!

  16. I’ve made a similar salad but it’s called grape Greek yougurt salad and you use the same ingredients but instead of sour cream you use plain Greek yougurt with honey or just plain yougurt and add your own honey, and then you use the whipped cream cheese, but I’m going go try this one as as well 

  17. I made this for a potluck at work and it is really good. Everybody enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!

  18. This looks delicious but this is a lot of added sugar. Have you, or any other readers, ever made this with less or even no sugar? Thank you.

  19. What a cute site you have! This looks SOOO delicious! 

  20. Grapes, walnuts, cream cheese – now you’re talking my language! I like this mix up from the usual cheesy dips that market tail gating food. I love how easy this is to whip up and transport!

  21. Looks so yummy, I’m pinning this now! Thanks for sharing!

  22. I usually forget about enjoying grapes in other ways than just eating them plain! This salad sounds so good!

  23. Grape Salad sounds fabulous. I’m going to a family reunion next weekend and this would be great to bring along!

  24. I am relatively sure this would be a hit at my house! Trying it soon.

  25. Wow! I’ve never had grape salad but I just want to dive right into that bowl.
    Pinned.
    Have a beautiful weekend Jenn!

  26. Well..this looks absolutely delish! My girls love grapes and I think this would get them to branch out in to some new, healthy combos!

  27. I have been looking for a way to get the hubs to actually eat some fruits or veggies, and you just ended my quest. I have heard of this kind of salad, but never made it..and that has GOT to change! Pinned!

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