Grape Salad is an old fashioned southern fruit salad, made with white and red grapes, dressed with whipped cream dressing, and topped with brown sugar and pecans.
Dry cranberries add sweetness and holiday flavor. You can adjust the recipe by adding a diced apple, pear, pineapple, raisins, walnuts or other fruit and nuts.
Serve this Grape Salad chilled.
- 2 cups white grapes
- 2 cups red grapes
- 1/4 cup dry cranberries
- 2 Tbsp whipped cream
- 2 Tbsp creamy ricotta cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- Tbsp GARNISH: 1 pecans or walnuts chopped, 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar, candied cherry and kumkwat (optional), 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
Wash and stem white and red grapes.
In a bowl, mix whipped cream, ricotta cheese, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Add grapes and cranberries and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Just before serving, sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans and drizzle with some maple syrup. Garnish with candied fruit (optional).