Before you go all crazy on me because I'm calling this a grape salad, don't worry. I knooooooow it's actually more like a dessert. But WOW is it ever a good one. And I'm going to keep calling it a salad anyway, because besides the natural sugars in the grapes, there's really not much extra sugar in here. Trust me, if you want a good fruit salad recipe, this one is always a hit. Try it and see if you have a serious problem staying out of it, too…
Grape salad with cream cheese topping
- 8 ounce bar of cream cheese, softened (cheese from pastured cows has the most nutrients, here's the kind we buy) – if you like extra topping, use 12 oz. or 1 1/2 bars.
- 1 cup of sour cream (I love this brand because there's only cream in the ingredients, no other nasty fillers or preservatives)
- 1/2 cup of your favorite no-GMO natural sugar + a little extra for the top (I used a little organic brown sugar for the top)
- I also add a splash of raw milk for extra creaminess and more nutrients and enzymes
- Crispy pecans are optional but delicious!
- 2 bunches of organic grapes, rinsed and dried. (Any types of fresh fruit would actually be yummy in this!) Grapes are currently #3 on the dirty dozen list, so if I can't find organic, I don't buy them. Unless I already offered to bring this dish to a gathering and the store has no organic. I hate when that happens.
Mix everything but the grapes and pecans with your handheld blender (like this one) until it's creamy, and then fold in the grapes. Sprinkle some crispy pecans on top along with a little more of your favorite sugar. Easy!
Let me know what you think!