Creamy Blackberry Salad

Gluten Free Living – 2017

Creamy Blackberry Salad is divine. It’s one of those awesome recipes you’ll want to make for every special occasion or potluck during the summer. Seriously. This fruit salad has a cream cheese and sour cream base mixed with a little sugar and vanilla. Then after folding in the blackberries, it’s topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and finely diced pecans. Like I said, it’s the perfect summer salad–whether for company and friends–or not!

I’ve used this base recipe many times before including one with grapes (which is magnificent), one with ambrosia (that’s heavenly), and a few other combinations. The cream cheese base is perfect for any kind of fruit combination. I have to admit, I loved the way this salad turned out.

A friend of ours went into the hospital last month to have her gall bladder removed and I offered to bring them a meal afterward. Since she’s got Celiac Disease I always make sure to make a lot of gluten free stuff for her family. So I made this salad along with a GF Chicken Penne Casserole. Then I topped it off with a non-gluten-free dessert for her husband and boys. Since she was in no condition to cook for a week, this meal hit the spot.

Let me give you one caution though, if you don’t want your salad turning out purple, you’ll need to wash and thoroughly dry the blackberries before using them. Otherwise, the moisture will mix with the coloring of the blackberry skins and turn the cream cheese mixture lavender. It won’t affect the taste, just the appearance.

Regardless, put this delicious salad on your “to make” list soon. Prepare to hear your family say, “I want more!” 🙂

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Creamy Blackberry Salad is divine!

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If you enjoy blackberries, you’ll love this delicious salad.

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This delectable salad never has very many leftovers!

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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In a medium sized mixing bowl, soften cream cheese. Add sugar, sour cream and vanilla.

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Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Wash blackberries and pat dry very thoroughly. Stir blackberries gently into the cream cheese mixture.

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Sprinkle mixture with brown sugar and finely diced pecans. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Here’s a close up so you can see a little of the texture.

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Every spoonful is so thick, creamy and mouthwatering.

 

Here’s the recipe.

CREAMY BLACKBERRY SALAD

(Recipe inspired from my Creamy Grape Salad)

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This fabulous salad is perfect for potlucks, backyard barbecues or summer holiday fare. The creamy texture combines cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and sugar with a sprinkling of pecans on top. Heavenly gluten free recipe.
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Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Creamy Blackberry Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #fruit #salad is divine! It's perfect for summer #holidays, backyard BBQs or potlucks. Easy & delicious. #blackberries #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla extract and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Stir in blackberries very gently.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and brown sugar.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The drier the blackberries, the less chance of the blackberry color bleeding into the cream cheese mixture when stirring.

Recipe inspired from Taste of Home.

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Creamy Blackberry Salad is perfect for summer potlucks and holidays, backyard barbecues and company dinners.

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This is a great way to use blackberries in a recipe! Your family and company will rave over it.

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Creamy Grape Salad

Creamy Grape Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

Creamy Ambrosia Salad

Creamy Ambrosia Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

Frozen Tropical Cranberry Salad

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