CREAMY GRAPE SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

This is a very heart-healthy and tasty dish and easy to prepare. Perfect for a pot-luck dinner or as a side dish at home. It makes 12 servings but can easily be halved. Or it could just be six large servings!
Recipe & photo: eatingwell.com


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Serves:

12 (1/2 cup each)

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

Food Processor

Ingredients

CANDIED WALNUTS:

1/2 c
chopped walnuts
2 tsp
water
1 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 pinch
salt

GRAPE SALAD:

1/2 c
reduced-fat sour cream
4 oz
reduced-fat cream cheese (neufchatel), at room temperature
3 Tbsp
honey
1 tsp
vanilla extract
6 c
seedless grapes, preferably red and green (about 2 pounds)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To prepare walnuts: Line a small baking pan with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2
Toss walnuts in a bowl with water. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt; toss to coat well. Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake until the sugar is melted and the nuts are barely starting to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool in the pan until the sugar hardens, about 6 minutes.
3
To prepare salad: Combine the sour cream, cream cheese, honey and vanilla in a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a large bowl. Add grapes and stir gently to combine.
4
Transfer to a serving dish and crumble the candied walnuts on top just before serving.
5
NOTE: You may store the candied walnuts at room temperature for up to 8 hours.

You may store the salad in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 8 hours. Top with the walnuts just before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids