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Friday, January 7, 2011

Low-Fat Dessert - Grape Salad

Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen is getting Comfy In Her Jeans this month! She has a dessert that your taste buds and jeans will enjoy!

She said "I tried this amazing dessert for the first time at a recent family gathering. I took my first bite with a bit of caution because I didn’t really know what it was…to my surprise it was one of the most delicious treats I have ever tasted!!!!! In this recipe, I scaled down the calories and used low-fat sour cream and lite cream cheese. If the thought of putting sour cream over grapes makes you question this recipe…think of old-fashioned cheesecake. Trust me you are going to love this one….I just made this for guests at our house and we all had seconds around the table!!!!! I am SOOOO excited for you to try this… is DEVINE! (no pun intended! haha)"

Red and Green Seedless Grapes, Low-Fat Cream Cheese, Lite Sour Cream, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Chopped Pecans

In a medium bowl add cream cheese, sour cream, white sugar, and vanilla

Beat with mixer until well combined and smooth

Remove grapes from stems and rinse...aren't these beautiful?! MMmmm!!!!!

Combine brown sugar with chopped pecans

Place over top of grapes (you may also place on the side if you desire) Note: While I was at the store I looked at the calories on the 1/2 Splenda 1/2 brown sugar box and regular brown sugar has less calories.

Stir cream cheese mixture with the grapes and place in a serving dish

Low-Fat Dessert - Grape Salad

1 ½ lbs green seedless grapes
1 ½ lbs red seedless grapes
8 oz lite sour cream
8 oz low-fat cream cheese
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla

¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped pecans

Remove stems from grapes and rinse. Beat sour cream, cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla with mixer. Stir grapes into the mixture and place in a serving dish. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.

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Blogger Shellbells said...

you have inspired me to blog my faith and share...thanks heaps for being BOLD for

January 7, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger 21st Century Housewife© said...

This sounds so good! I can't wait to give it a try. I love Janelle has scaled down the calories too!

January 7, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Shellbells - I don't think I could have gotten a more encouraging comment today!!! To know that I have a new partner in Christ laboring to spread God's truth makes me want to shout out loud - woooohoooo!!!

Use your talents for his glory - till the whole world hears!!!

Much Love,

January 7, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Yes, this IS delicious! It is one of my favorites!!

January 7, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger JenLo said...

I have a friend who makes this all the time and I have recently been taking it to potlucks or serving it to guests. Everybody loves it and asks for the recipe. Nobody I've made it for has ever heard of it before--so I'm so surprised to see it posted here!

January 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I made this recently for a shower and it was the HIT of the buffet table. Very yummy :)


January 7, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger podi66 said...

LOVE this. Our friend makes this as his speciality. Everytime we have a gathering we assign him the grape salad! :)

January 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! I eat something similar that is equally divine and gets an equal amount of strange stares... vanilla yogurt with grapes and topped with granola. Yum! I'm going to try this recipe as it looks even more delicious.

January 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Holy Cow! this looks awesome! I'm thinking I might just eat the whole bowl and it might defeat my purpose for making it...but we'll see!

I'm going to join you in James. Can I start today????? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE????

big hug!

January 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Gina - your comments always CRACK me up ;-)!!!

January 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Thank you ladies! This is SOOO good! Many of you have tried this first time was last weekend, and I was very impressed, I went home and made it the very next day! Enjoy your weekends! Shellbells...WOhooo!!! Gina, yep...I do that too, eat more of something that is supposed to be good, lol! Love, Janelle

January 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Darlene Schacht said...

I wouldn't have a clue what that was if I didn't see the recipe. That looks so refreshing! Yum!!

January 7, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Lady Kara said...

Courtney and Janelle,

I am definitely trying this! It sound heavenly!

I love visiting your blog. It's so inspiring~

God bless,

Lady Kara

January 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Thank you Lady Kara, I agree- LOVE Women Living Well ...Courtney has such a gift and blesses us all! would go perfectly with a Diet

January 8, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I have been making Grape Salad for years after a friend made it for a ladies' get together at our church and I had to get the recipe from her. It's so yummy! Love it!

January 8, 2011 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger HeathahLee said...

My step-mom made that at Christmas last year and I couldn't stop eating it. I was like you, though...cautious until after the first bite. Made it for small group after that and there was NOTHING left to take home! Made me sad, but proud at the same time. : )

January 8, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I just posted a link on my blog this past week for OATMEAL CHEESECAKE BANANA SPLIT. Wow, they are similar. I'm thinking I will love the grape version as well, especially during the summer months. The banana version makes a great breakfast treat.

January 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mrs. K said...

I make this all the time without the brown sugar/pecan topping. Looking forward to trying it this way soon!

January 9, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger va_grown said...

Looking forward to trying it. Need to reevaluate my cooking priorities and help the family eat for health and wellness first and foremost. They like grapes, so this could be right up our alley. Thanks for sharing!

January 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Yum! This sounds amazing! Love that it is low fat, too! :)

January 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger shopannies said...

this sounds delicious I love how she found the recipe at a potluck of such I have found many delicious recipes just that way. I will try this with the teens sounds so good I think they will lovei t

January 11, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger zekesmom10 said...

We call those snow grapes. Delicious!

January 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

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