Take-out Tuesday, Lazy Day Grape Salad

This salad is an old fashioned favorite that appears at many luncheons, showers, teas,  pot lucks and BBQs

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It goes together in minutes, keeps for several days in the fridge, and is usually the first dish to be gobbled up on the buffet


The quantities are easily adjusted, you can make enough for 2 or 20!


It’s just grapes mixed with sour cream and cheese cheese and topped with brown sugar and pecans


You can also tweak how much dressing you want, keep it to a minimum, just enough cream cheese and sour cream to bind it together, or make it extra creamy


Top the grapes with a sprinkle of brown sugar and pecans, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours

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The sugar will melt into the creamy dressing, transforming these simple ingredients into a “Wow, what’s in this?” type recipe

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It’s cool, crunchy, sweet and creamy!  Blueberries would be a great addition too~

Lazy Day Grape Salad

grapes combined with pecans and brown sugar in a creamy dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 8 oz seedless green grapes
  • 8 oz seedless red grapes
  • 4 oz low fat sour cream
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted pecans
  • 1 cup blueberries, optional


  • Combine cream cheese and sour cream in a mixing bowl
  • Toss grapes around in cream cheese mixture to coat with dressing
  • Place grapes in a shallow casserole dish and sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans
  • Cover and refrigerate 4-24 hours before serving
  • Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days


This is a Southern classic, a wonderful dish to serve at BBQs, picnics, showers, luncheons
Keyword blueberries, cream cheese, grapes, pecans
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Crafty Staci

11 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Lazy Day Grape Salad”
  1. lulu says:

    You would think I’d know this salad, but it’s new to me. It seems something kids would like.

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

  3. Marigene says:

    This must be a southern salad as I don’t recall seeing it on any Yankee table! It sounds delicious. Grapes are one of my favorite fruits. I am going to make this for my next luncheon. Thanks for sharing, Jenna.

  4. Mary says:

    Hi Jenna, Your salad is new to me too! I’m all for lazy day salads especially when the mercury is climbing into the ‘unbearable’ range 🙂

  5. CraftyStaci says:

    Oh, that sounds delicious! 🙂

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