CREAMY GRAPE SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS

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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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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)

How to Make CREAMY GRAPE SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS

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.

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About CREAMY GRAPE SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS

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



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