Grape Salad with Pretzel Topping (Dairy, Egg, and Nut-Free!)

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Oh, this recipe!  It was one of my favorites before food allergies came into the picture.  My mom has made it for years and it’s always a hit.  It’s one of those recipes that has been handed down and passed around, so I have no idea who to give credit to for the original recipe (topped with crumbled Butterfingers), but here’s my dairy-free version.  The dairy-free Tofutti Sour Cream and Cream Cheese give these grapes a creamy balance to the grapes sweetness.  Mother’s Day is just 11 days away, and this would be the perfect addition to a home cooked meal for the mom in your life.

Not sure what else you’ll be serving for a Mother’s Day dinner?  Try Roasted Garlic Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, my Homemade Bread (easier than you think!), this Grape Salad, and Peach Cobbler for dessert!

Dairy, Egg, & Nut Free Grape Salad-Mom Vs. Food Allergy

 

Grape Salad with Pretzel Topping (Dairy, Egg, and Nut-Free!)
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups seedless green grapes
  • 4 cups seedless red grapes
  • 12 oz. dairy free sour cream (such as Tofutti)
  • 4 oz. dairy free cream cheese (such as Tofutti)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cups pretzels, broken up into small pieces
  • ½ cup dairy free margarine
  • 6 T brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Wash and drain grapes, then place into large bowl
  3. With a hand or stand mixer, blend dairy-free sour cream, dairy-free cream cheese, and sugar until smooth
  4. Fold grapes into sour cream mixture
  5. Place in fridge to chill until serving
  6. Spread pretzels onto parchment paper onto cookie sheet
  7. In a saucepan, melt dairy-free margarine and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring well
  8. Bring margarine and brown sugar to a boil for one minute, stirring constantly
  9. Pour margarine mixture over pretzels making sure to coat them evenly
  10. Bake pretzels in oven for 5-7 minutes
  11. Once cool enough, put cookie sheet with pretzels into the refrigerator to finish cooling until hardened
  12. Break apart and crumble into bowl until serving time
  13. Top grape salad with pretzels right before serving to avoid them getting mushy

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