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Creamy Grape Salad

Is it a salad? Is it a dessert? No matter how you categorize this creamy grape salad recipe one thing’s certain. It’s super easy and it’s SUPER yummy!

With spring right around the corner I wanted to share a really simple family recipe that’s a perfect addition to your Easter cuisine or anytime you need to whip-up a quick dish for a potluck.

Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

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In fact, while I can’t remember which great aunt it was, I know that there was someone in our family who always brought a dish similar to this creamy grape salad to family carry-ins.

This creamy grape salad recipe reminds me of growing up in the 80’s and all of the wonderful food that my grandma used to make. It has a bit of a retro feel to me which is why I usually serve it in one of my vintage Pyrex dishes.

You know, sometimes it’s good to get back to basics and any time that includes this sweet, creamy and delicious grape salad recipe I’m totally in.

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I’m also loving this recipe because it’s perfect to make ahead. You’ll need to chill the grape salad before serving, so making it the night before an event is ideal.

I like to add some walnuts to our grape salad but pecans would be good, too. For those of you who are not nut-fans (and I know that there are a whole bunch of you), just leave the nuts out.

You’re not sacrificing much, because most of the goodness here is in that yummy creamy coating and the burst of sweetness you’ll enjoy each time you bite into one of those juicy red grapes.

Speaking of biting into juicy grapes, the mama bear in me is kicking in here. This is a wonderful recipe for kids (and mine love it!) but be sure to take a moment to cut the grapes in half or quarters if you’re going to be serving this dish to young children. Grapes are a huge choking hazard and I’ll probably be cutting my kids’ grapes in half until they’re 30.

You can use a pair of kitchen scissors to make quick work of this task.

I hope this delightful creamy grape salad recipe gets you in the mood for spring!

Looking for more great summer potluck desserts? Try my amazing ambrosia salad and this great pistachio fluff.

Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

This creamy grape salad recipe is the perfect sweet side dish or dessert.


  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 lb. red or green grapes (I strongly prefer red)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, optional


  1. Beat the cream cheese and the powdered sugar with an electric mixer until blended.   Add the sour cream and the vanilla beat until smooth. Stir in the grapes and chill before serving.

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    10 Comments on “Creamy Grape Salad”

  1. We have something similar to this at our family parties and boy is it good! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

  2. What a great salad for spring time! Thanks for linking up with us at Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

  3. This sounds amazing! Pinned again!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. We will just love your Creamy Grape Salad! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This recipe looks so simple and delicious. I think I’ll have to try this as a new healthy dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks delicious. I love any dessert that you can call a salad:)
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  7. I totally thought this was ice cream when I looked at the picture on Awesome Life Friday link party! Definitely going to try this!

  8. My grandma used to make this and it was always one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster Party! Pinned
    Robin | Fluster Buster

  9. Yumm! I love stuff like this. My mom used to make a really similar recipe all the time except she used only sour cream and brown sugar. It was surprisingly delicious! I will definitely have to give your recipe a try!

  10. Oh my goodness!!!! That looks so yummy! Pinned and shared on FB! I will definitely be making this! Thank you so much for sharing!

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