|Picture by Gina's skinny recipes which features a low fat version of this same recipe|
So first, gather your ingredients. You will need:
2 lbs green grapes, washed, de-stemed, and pat dry
2 lbs red grapes, washed, de-stemed, and pat dry
1 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
1 8 oz container sour cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
chopped pecans and a little extra brown sugar (at least 1/2 cup each)
Note: You can make this whole thing low cal by following Gina's link
or buy light versions of the sour cream/cream cheese or use Greek yogurt
In a bowl, mix with electric beaters the 8 oz softened cream cheese, sour cream,
the 1/2 tsp vanilla, and the 3/4 cup brown sugar.
Add this mixture to the 4 lbs of grapes and mix gently together.
Put entire mixture into your serving bowl you are taking to the party.
Mix together equal parts of pecans and brown sugar (you can do as little as 1/2 cup each, or add more to taste). Sprinkle over the top of the salad and chill for at least two hours.
That's it! The chilling part is really key, as the flavors meld the the brown sugar makes everything extra yummy. When you serve it, at first people might look at it a little funny. It does sort of look odd with its white lumps and sprinkle of nuts. But I promise you, once people get a taste of it, they will come back for seconds, and then thirds. I think if a grape pie existed, this is what it would taste like. Enjoy!