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Posted by simplygorgeousphotography on Monday, April 5, 2010
This week I heart faces's theme is DESSERTS! Here in Michigan the weather is just starting to break and we are trading our normal puffy winter coats for flimsy spring ones, or perhaps no coats at all!
No other dessert reminds me more of summer than Grape Salad.
First start off with 1.5-2.0lbs of both green and red (washed and dried) grapes.
Discard any over mushy/broken ones. Hey, we can't all make it to the big dance...
Then in a separate bowl add 8oz of softened cream cheese and 8oz of sour cream and dump 1/2 cup of sugar on top...
Then grab yourself some oh-so-yummy vanilla. Add about a cap full..
Then whip it all up into a fluffy concoction of sinfulness...
Then add the grapes and coat everyone of them lil buggers until all nutritional value has been all covered up....
At this time a few wanders may come your way. Don't let them down....share the love...
Now transfer the grapes to a longer, more shallow dish. You have to do this because your about to add a delightful topping and it's of the upmost importance that every grape gets covered. Yes you have to dirty a whole new dish, but my hubby does the dishes so really what do I care? =)
The recipe call to cover it in 1 cup of brown sugar, but I'm a good girl and usually only use 1/2 of 3/4 of a cup.
Then take some pecans...I don't know about half a bag and throw them in the food processor..
And give them a few pulses, you want them fine but not a pecan flour
And go ahead and slather em on top.
And Wa-La! Yummy Yummy Grape Salad. It's like a summer on a plate.
HEY!!!! What the?.....
Oh it's just Ava. When you melt your mama's heart you are basically free to do as you please.
1.5lbs of green grapes
1.5lbs of red grapes
8oz of soft cream cheese
8oz of sour cream
1/2 cup of sugar
small cap full of vanilla
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 bag of chopped pecans