Crème Fraîche and Grapes - So Velvety and Simple!
Recipe type: Dessert, condiment
Cuisine: Californian
Prep time: 
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Serves:: 3-4 servings
A super luxurious, velvety and fresh dessert!
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, room temperature
  • ½ cup Knudsen sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 t Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ C Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 3 cups Fresh seedless grapes of various types, washed, dried and destemmed
  • Fresh Mint leaves, to garnish, if desired
  1. In a wide-mouthed jar with a lid, place whipping cream and sour cream; cover securely and shake 15 seconds.
  2. Uncover lid, then, cover with a kitchen towel so mixture can “breathe”.
  3. Set aside at room temperature for 12 hours or until very thick, stirring once or twice during that time.
  4. Remove towel.
  5. Add sugar and vanilla.
  6. Stir thickened crème fraiche (pronounced, cream fresh)well.
  7. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving. Cover tightly and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  8. When ready to serve, combine grapes in a large bowl.
  9. Scoop in enough cream to cover well. (I used all of it)
  10. Gently fold grapes into cream mixture until grapes are covered.
  11. Scoop into dessert glasses and refrigerate for one hour or until needed, or serve immediately.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at