Holiday Salad

In years past Christmas has always been a jam packed day as we try to fit in as many houses as we can in order to see all of our family. However, now that I am older and my brother and I have families of our own Christmas day has become much more relaxed as we have started visiting with other family members prior to the big day. We spend Christmas Eve with Jason's family and Christmas morning is spent at my parents house taking our time opening gifts and spending time together as a family.  Since we don't have to be anywhere till later in the afternoon this gives us plenty of time to cook a big brunch, that ends up being a joint effort among all of us. For the past two years I have made this Holiday salad and it has been such a hit that now my family requires it as part of our brunch spread.

 Don't let the green and red grapes fool you into thinking you can only make this salad at Christmastime. This is one of those dishes that can be served year around at family gatherings, wedding and baby showers, or just because you are looking for something sweet and refreshing. The rich and creamy sauce adds a sweet burst of flavor to the grapes, also making it a great option as a low fat dessert.

 Holiday Salad

 Ingredients

- 2 lbs seedless green grapes, halved

- 2 lbs seedless red grapes, halved

- 1- 8oz. carton light sour cream

- 1-8oz. package light cream cheese

- 1/3 cup sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla

- 1 cup chopped pecans

- 1/3 cup brown sugar

 Directions:

- Slice the grapes in half and add to a large bowl.

- In a separate bowl mix together the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add mixture to grapes, coating well.

- Mix together the chopped pecans with the brown sugar and stir into the salad.

 

Allie

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