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Back to School Teacher Gift: Pecan Praline Sauce

We had a our meet the teacher night last night, and everyone is very excited for the new school year to start!(Though I am not looking forward to the early morning routine, we definitely need to work on our organization and timely-ness.  It was easy with just one child, but I think my little girl is about to make it 3 times harder...)

I put together this quick Microwave Pecan Praline Sauce for teacher gifts.  The sauce is so yummy, makes a perfect topping over vanilla ice cream and cheesecake.

I couldn't wait, and had a scoop of ice cream with the sauce as soon as it was done!  It is very rich and delicious, just like a pecan praline. (Creamy pecan pralines are my very favorite candy.)

Looks good doesn't it?  Makes a fabulous gift for anybody, any time!

Here is the recipe:

Pecan Praline Sauce (Recipe from

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans 
  • 7 tablespoons butter (divided) 
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons flour 
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup 
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk 

  1. Put pecans and 3 Tablespoons butter in microwave safe dish. 
  2. Cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring twice. Watch closely and be careful to not burn the pecans!
  3. Put rest of butter in separate microwave safe dish and melt in microwave.
  4. Whisk in brown sugar, and flour, and syrup til blended. 
  5. Cook on high 6-8 minutes, stirring twice until the sugar is dissolved and thick.
  6. Mix in Evaporated milk and stir until well combined.
  7. Combine pecan/butter mixture with the milk/sugar mixture. 
  8. Store in refrigerator, makes 3 cups.

I topped the jar with some pretty fabric and bakers twine, then added a tag that said:  Here is to a "sweet" school year!


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  1. This looks delicious. I'm pinning this for later.

    Our meet hte teacher is tomorrow night. Here's to an awesome school year. :)

  2. This is such a fun (and tasty!) gift! Definitely will be keeping this in mind!

  3. This looks delicious. I have pinned it. Have a great weekend.

  4. I can just imagine this drizzled over top of a cheesecake...who am I kidding? I can see it POURED on top:-) Sounds super yummy!!!

  5. This sounds AMAZING. I want to make it now and just eat it with a spoon.

  6. I love this recipe more than you know! Pinned!

  7. I love pecans, pralines, and cream ice cream and I know that I will love this sauce. Anything with pecans is a winner in my book 8-)

  8. This looks wonderful. I will need to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow! This looks so Amazing! I want some on a cheesecake :)

  10. This recipe looks AMAZING! I cannot wait to try it! I've pinned it for later. Found your post from the TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Ooh, what a great gift idea! Thanks so much for posting on the tt&j link party!


  12. Great idea and you made the jars so lovely. I'm going to pin this. Thanks for sharing it.
    Gail (

  13. YUM! when I was little I was obsessed with pralines and cream ice cream, except I always spit out the nuts, funny how our tastes change with age!

  14. YUM! I have oodles of pecans left over from last year and the tree is ripe already! Can't wait to make this! Love for you to link up this (and any other projects) at Pin Inspiration party!

  15. This is a great recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  16. Yay! You were featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday. Thanks so much for partying with us :)

  17. Just came over from JamHands. This sounds so good, and the picture is fantastic. Microwave...even better! Can't wait to make this. Thanks!

  18. Adorable gift tags and VERY yummy recipes. Happy Fall

  19. OOPS! I should explain my last comment. I popped over here from to get your recipe and made my comment to her here for you. Sorry. This recipe is dreamy. I am glad she shared it. :D


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