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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Grape Pineapple Creamy Nutty Salad

This is a refreshing dessert salad with chunks of fresh fruit and nutty crunch, and with great blend of flavors. Goes well with any meal. It is a great dish for potlucks, winter holiday parties, office parties and summer picnics or cookouts.

Ingredients:


8 oz pack of cream cheese

8 oz pack of sour cream

Juice from one fresh lime

½ cup granulated white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 lb of green seedless grapes

1 lbs of red seedless grapes

1 lb of black seedless grapes (if not available can use more or green or red grapes or more of pineapple tidbids)

1 16 oz can of pineapple tidbits drained.


Topping:


½ cup brown sugar

½ cup of pecans crushed

½ cup of roasted salted or unsalted chopped pistachios nuts (shelled of course)


Method:


• Wash and stem grapes, set aside.

• Mix sour cream, cream cheese, granulated white sugar, lime juice and vanilla until blended.
• Stir grapes and pineapple into mixture.

• For topping: Combine brown sugar, and crushed pecans and pistachios.

• Pour half of grape pineapple cream cheese mix in a bowl.
• Top with half of the topping.

• Add remaining grape pineapple cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with remaining topping.

• Chill overnight.


Recipe modified by Surekha from recipes by family and friends

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