Hi new friend! Janel here from the sister team of NellieBellie. I’m the short, redhead to counteract my sister Lanet’s tall blondeness. We create healthy recipes, ridiculously decadent desserts, cozy drinks, cocktails, and pretty crafts & diy’s. You know, the important things in a Minnesota life. We’d love for you to pop by nelliebellie.com, our sister site thecampwhisperer.com, or our favorite social media these days… Instagram!
If you aren’t from Minnesota you may not be aware of the hubabaloo that the NY Times recently caused when they chose Grape Salad as the dish that best represents our beloved state.
Say what? Grape what?
Those are the questions heard around the state. Rightfully so. Grape salad is a virtual unknown to most Minnesotans, even those born and raised here. I hadn’t heard of it, that is for sure. But my sister Lanet had. She had served it, even. What?
True story. She is a part-time server at the historic Lowell Inn here in Stillwater, MN. Stillwater takes pride in it’s history as the birthplace of MN and is one of the oldest cities in the state. Lowell Inn is one of the older businesses of the city. Apparently, it serves Grapes Devonshire (Grape Salad) and has been for decades.
Perhaps Grape Salad is a MN dish from decades past? Eh, we still think the hotdish should be the NY Times pick and will be campaigning for that next time. Tatertot Hotdish anyone?
We are proud to be able to bring you an original recipe for Grapes Devonshire. It’s a true original made with clotted cream, grapes, strawberries, and brown sugar. From the oldest city in the state of MN.
Grapes Devonshire (Minnesota Grape Salad)
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 4 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- pinch of salt
- For the devonshire cream:
- Mix cream cheese, 1 Tbsp sugar, whipping cream, and salt together until smooth and creamy with a mixer.
- For the dessert:
- Fill individual bowls/cups half full with grapes.
- Fill to top with strawberries.
- Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to each bowl.
- Top with devonshire cream.
Who’s ready for some grape salad?
Love this grape salad? Try this green salad with raisins from Better in Bulk >>
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