Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

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Creamy Grape Salad is a sweet and sour combination with bright green and purple grapes frosted with silky smooth sour cream and topped with a crunchy pecan. Just imagine big, juicy crisp grapes surrounded by a creamy goodness.

I am obsessed with fruit. I could probably live off of fruit. Blackberry Lime Fruit Salad, Very Berry Cheesecake Salad or Honey Lime Poppy Seed Fruit Salad are great fruit side salads that are perfect for your next BBQ or potluck.

Creamy Grape Salad in a bowl.

Creamy Grape Salad

You guys! Grapes are in and I needed this salad for a quick BBQ this weekend. It is so easy to make and tastes even better. This salad never lasts long when I make it. I love the combination of flavors and the sweet, crunchy, smooth texture in every bite.

This Grape Salad has all that you need for a quick salad to come together and enjoy with everyone around you. It is perfect for BBQ, side dish or even cupped in for baby and bridal showers. It looks just as good as it tastes!

Whenever I go to the store, I have to buy some kind of fruit. When the big, juicy, crisp grapes come into season, I am in heaven. I totally stocked up on grapes the last time I went to the store and made this amazing creamy grape salad.

This salad was quick and easy to make. It comes together in just a few minutes and is the perfect amount of sweetness. The top is sprinkled with brown sugar and chopped pecans for the perfect finishing touch.

How can this grape salad not be a huge hit? Everyone that I served it to absolutely loved it. Take this to your next get together and it is sure to be a hit as well!

How do you make Creamy Grape Salad?

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla until blended.
  • Add grapes and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Top with brown sugar and pecans before serving.

How to make creamy grape salad.

How Long Does Grape Salad Last in the Refrigerator?

You will make this salad the day before serving, the grapes will soften too much. Grape salad tastes best when it is chilled. It is best to keep in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. You will want to add the brown sugar and pecans right before serving.

Can You Freeze this Grape Salad?

You will not want to freeze this salad. It will not thaw well.

Can You Cut Grapes in Half?

Yes! That is a great idea and best for little ones. This will prevent a choking hazard as well an easier bite for everyone.

Creamy grape salad in a bowl.

What can You Substitute Cream Cheese and/or Sour Cream With?

  • Make sure your cream cheese is softened (room temperature is best) or your mixture will be lumpy.
  • You can lighten the recipe by using greek yogurt or light cream cheese in place of the sour cream and whole fat cream cheese.
  • You can whip together cream cheese and cool whip (homemade recipe) to make a lighter texture.

Looking for more side salads? Here are some!

Creamy Grape Salad

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 2 lbs seedless green grapes
  • 2 lbs seedless red grapes
  • 1 (8 opackage cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pecans


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla until blended.
  • Add grapes and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Top with brown sugar and pecans before serving.




Calories2202kcal (110%)Carbohydrates411g (137%)Protein21g (42%)Fat70g (108%)Saturated Fat29g (145%)Cholesterol120mg (40%)Sodium231mg (10%)Potassium3961mg (113%)Fiber19g (76%)Sugar361g (401%)Vitamin A2630IU (53%)Vitamin C60.1mg (73%)Calcium485mg (49%)Iron7.9mg (44%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Grape Salad Recipe

Recipe from Taste of Home Cookbook

Grape Salad Recipe

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I nake this all the time but I got the recipe from a country club and instead of using sour cream my recipe calls for marshmallows cream. It is indeed sweeter, but oh so good and if we didn’t have it on the buffet, the members would ask why!!

  2. OMG this is Delicious and the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. I will be making this all summer ! A must try 😊

      1. It makes a Large bowl full. It filled the largest mixing bowl i own. I couldn’t stop eating it

  3. This reminds me of something I tasted at an RV potluck. There was a huge platter of fruit surrounding a bowl of white stuff. It was blended marshmallow fluff and cream cheese, so delicious!

  4. Does the creamy pea salad and the grape salad have as many calories as noted? I hope so as I am 79 lbs and if I don’t start gaining the doctors are talking about a feeding tube, I am 76 and don’t want to have to do that so I am trying to find as many high calorie, high fat, recepes I can find that I will eat. If u have more I would love to have them. Thank you so much.

  5. When I make this grape salad I just use red seedless grapes 3 1/2 lbs. Instead of regular cream cheese I use strawberry cream cheese and instead of vanilla extract I use 5-6 drops of almond extract ( a must). Until you taste this you will never use any other recipe. Absolutely delicious!!!!!!

  6. My grandmother always made this at Thanksgiving. It was called Busy salad. They would put us kids at a table and have us peel the grapes. It kept us busy and out of the way.

  7. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. It is a hit every time I serve it. They don’t just come back for seconds.

      1. Laura I think the graham crackers would get too mushy!! You need something crispy with this

  8. When I make this one I put the brown sugar on the night before,then when you serve it the next day add the pecans the brown sugar crystallized and it’s like a crem brule

  9. Ohh I love this idea! I think I would use yogurt instead of sour cream since I’m not a fan, but regardless, I am definitely going to try this sometime. Pinned!

  10. 5 stars
    I love this salad. For a little different twist drizzle with a little salted caramel sauce. Sometimes I replace the the grapes with apples. I really like seeing all the recipes you post. It’s one of my favorite sites. I wish you good luck on the recipes you try and fitting it all into busy days and nights with a little one.

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