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Easy Pecan Praline Sauce (teacher gift)

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This Pecan Praline Sauce is so easy to make and tastes amazing!  (It’s made in the Microwave.) The Praline Sauce is perfect as a topping on cheesecake, ice cream, yogurt.  The best part is you can dress it up with a mason jar, a bit of ribbon and a tag for the perfect quick gift.

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

We had 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…)

 

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

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.  This stuff is amazing!!!

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?  Pecan Praline Sauce makes a fabulous gift for anybody, anytime!

What is Pecan Praline Sauce

The pecan praline sauce is a sweet dessert topping sauce made with sugar, butter, pecans, and evaporated milk.  The final result is a versatile sauce that is rich, buttery and full of caramel-y butterscotch flavors.

How do you make pecan praline sauce in the microwave?

Pecan Praline Sauce is actually very easy to make. Since this recipe is made in the microwave, you simply combine a few ingredients in a microwave safe dish and cook the sauce in increments (stirring in between)  I do recommend the extra step of toasting the pecans as it ads an extra depth of flavor. (Just take care not to burn the pecans- it’s easy to do!)

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

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

Ways to use pecan praline sauce

Pecan Praline sauce makes a fabulous gift and can be used in so many different ways.  Makes great topping a topping for:

  • pancakes or waffles
  • yogurt and ice cream
  • bread pudding
  • Cheesecake
  • pies and cakes
  • Almost any dessert anything made with pumpkin or sweet potatoes

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce:

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce

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Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Cook Time: 13bminutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 cups 1x

Description

Pecan praline sauce is a sweet dessert topping sauce made with sugar, butter, pecans, and evaporated milk.  The final result is a versatile sauce that is rich, buttery and full of caramel-y butterscotch flavors and makes a great topping on almost everything!


Ingredients

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  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Put pecans and 3 Tablespoons butter in microwave safe dish.
  2. Cook on med-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. Whisk in Evaporated milk and Vanilla.  Stir until well combined.
  7. Combine pecan/butter mixture with the milk/sugar mixture.
  8. Store in refrigerator, makes 3 cups.

 

Enjoy!

 

40 Comments

  1. I’ve made this twice and going on my 3rd time grandson say’s to many pecans so I’m going to do 1 cup chopped and see!

  2. Can bourbon be added? If so how much and when would one put it into the sauce?

    Also, can white sugar be substituted for the brown? Would it be same measurement?

    Thanks!

    Mo

    1. I don’t know about the bourbon part, but I googled how to replace white sugar with brown sugar and BHG says you can replace it cup for cup no problem. If you want the same color and taste you can “add 2 tablespoons molasses to every cup of substituted white sugar and you will not be able to tell the difference.”

      Good luck and let us know how it goes.
      ~Jamie

      1. Thank you for addressing my questions as best you can.

        Can the sauce be reheated if making ahead of time (Thanksgiving)? We are celebrating day after.

        I may just stick with light brown sugar to avoid possible mistakes.

        Mo

  3. My husband was in the mood for bread pudding so I remembered he liked Famous Dave’s recipe. I found it but it had a few ingredients I didn’t have on hand. So I searched again and found your recipe; WOW, I had everything I needed and whipped it up in no time! So fast and easy AND my husband likes yours better because it’s not sicky-sweet so I printed it to add to my “favorites” cook book. Thanks!

  4. I just finished this recipe for gifting in little mason jars. I had to do a mix of pecans and walnuts because I burned my first bunch of pecans. I wasn’t watching closely enough! Second time I turned my microwave down from maximum. I also added some bourbon and a bit of sea salt after I cooked the nuts. My husband insists I make more. It’s incredible. Drool.

    1. I agree, it’s amazing! I too burned my first batch of pecans. It’s easy to do. I think I will update the post to include a paragraph that mentions this, lol

  5. I just made this yummy sauce to serve warmed over our pumpkin pie. Soooo good ! Thank you for the recipe !

  6. After making this, can I keep it on the shelf… or do I put it in the refrigerator? How long is it good for?

  7. I made this today and it is wonderful. Now I need vanilla ice cream and cheese cake to put under it. It’s the best thing since shirt pockets. Thanks from Oklahoma.

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

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  10. 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!

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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 😎

  14. 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!!!

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

    Our meet hte teacher is tomorrow night. Here's to an awesome school year. πŸ™‚

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