Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Snow Grapes!!!

I'd never heard of this recipe until I saw it on Allrecipes.com It sounded like such a refreshing fruit salad and it was so very easy to make...so I knew I just had to try it! Well, it was the talk of the party! It's healthy too! And low fat, which is always a plus! I'm posting the recipe with the changes I made (as suggested by an AR member named SunnyByrd)...
Snow Grapes


INGREDIENTS;

4 pounds seedless grapes - red & green
1 cup sour cream - low fat
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese - low fat
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of one orange


DIRECTIONS;

Remove grapes from stems, rinse, and set aside to dry. Mix together the sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Fold in grapes until evenly coated. Chill overnight before serving. Sprinkle the top of the salad with the orange zest before serving! This is a must!

38 comments:

  1. Awesome Lillian. Good to see you again. I will have to start following this blog.

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  2. I love that recipe, and the added orange zest. The first time I made this, I called a lady from our church to get the recipe and she meant to say stem the grapes but told me to peel the grapes..let me tell you, I spent about 30 minutes trying to peel those grapes, gave up and called her back, we both got a lol out of that.

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    1. LOL...LOL...LOL!!! You must be a VERY patient person to even attempt that! Thank you so much for the good laugh! And thanks for checking out my blog post! =)

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  3. First time seeing grapes served in such a lovely form, we always eat our grapes without any garnish here...got to try this too!

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    1. Thank you Jeannie! This is the only way I'll eat grapes from now on! It's very addicting! =)

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    2. Its easy, healthy and yet tasty...
      simply drolling me,
      cream cheese with grapes or any sweet dried friuts,,,
      Nothing better

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    3. Yes, I agree! Thank you so much for checking it out and commenting! =)

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  4. I found this recipe just before Easter and I shared it with my mom in another state and we both made it for our guests on Easter day. It was a big hit! So yummy! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

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    1. Hi Saralyn! Thank you for trying it and sharing it! I'm so glad you both liked it! And thank you for coming back to let me know...that is always so appreciated! =)

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  5. My soon to be Son in Law makes a dish a lot like this but without the orange zest and with an addition of crumbled Butterfinger Candy Bars on top and it is delicious!!

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    1. Oh, you must try it with the orange zest...it freshens up the entire fruit salad so nicely! I love the crumbled Butterfinger candy bar idea...yum! =D

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  6. I make the same but i use brown sugar and small, small pieces of pecan mixed w/it. I then put it on top and it's wonderful !!!!!!

    I will try the orange zest though !!

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    1. I'm loving the variations! Maybe I'll try it with crumbled Snickers candy bars so that I can have the chocolate, caramel and nuts mixed in!
      Thanks Laura! =D

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  7. My mom makes this but uses almond extract instead of vanilla.

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    1. Oh, I love almond extract...I love 'almond' everything! Great idea! Thank you so much! =)

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  8. jannie from denmarkMay 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    When it is for a nice evening with the kids, i use a little bit of Dark chocolate in..

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    1. Yum...chocolate would be great in this! I'm sure the kids love that! Thanks Jannie! =)

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  9. This sounds delicious and something to munch on on a hot day..... Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. It looks delicious and lowfat maybe but not exactly "healthy".
    I guess that depends on the way you eat but will def try this over the summer thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you will try it! I love this better than cake or other sweet, gooey desserts! =)

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  11. When you say white sugar, do you mean confectionery or granulated?

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    1. Hi Sylvia! I used regular granulated sugar! =)

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    1. Hi Daron! Orange zest is basically just grated orange skin. Just make sure to only grate the very outer skin, not the white part because that part is bitter. To zest the orange, just lightly press the uncut orange against the 'fine' grate side of a cheese grater. You can also do this on a microplane grater. I hope you will try this recipe! Thank you for checking it out! =)

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  13. I've made this for years, but instead of vanilla & orange zest, I just sprinkle brown sugar on top. It's delicious. Can't wait to try your version!

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  14. would lemon flavor & lemon zest work as well?

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    1. I'm not sure if the lemon might make it too tart. But try it on a small batch first to see if you like it! Please let me know how it works! Thanks =D

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  15. I make this often and it's called grape salad. About the only difference is mine doesn't use white sugar, it uses brown and not orange zest. I will try it with the changes next time. Everyone loves it and asks me to make it often. They are always surprised at how easy it is and love the taste.

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    1. I love the brown sugar idea...I'll try that next time! I think you'll love the orange zest! It really freshens up the salad and gives it another layer of flavor! Thank you so much for commenting! =D

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  16. Thanks for the recipe! I made this last night for a party and it was delish, my kids loved it. To make it a little healthier I used greek yogurt and honey..yum! Love the orange zest!

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    1. I'm so glad you tried it and liked it! I love your changes! Thank you so much for coming back to let me know! That is so appreciated! =D

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  17. Will the topping freeze? I freeze grapes. I am assuming these are eaten with a fork or spoon if not frozen. I am in the process of making snow grapes at this time every thing out fo mixing.

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    1. I've never frozen this. I just serve it chilled. Let me know how you liked it! =D

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  18. these recipes are great. what is your website?

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