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Praline Ice Cream Sauce

Posted by  ·  November 18, 2009  ·  Last Updated: November 18, 2009

I found this recipe years ago (in a magazine but can’t remember which one)  and I must warn you it is so yummy and addictive! The best part about this sauce is that it is made in the microwave, so it is fast and simple and makes a great homemade gift.

Praline  Sauce

1 1/4 cups chopped pecans

7 Tablespoons butter (divided)

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

3 Tablespoons flour

3/4 cup light corn syrup

2/3 cup evaporated milk

Makes 3 cups of sauce.

Place chopped pecans in a microwave dish with 3 Tablespoons butter. Cook for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring twice. Watch the pecans closely to not burn them.


In another microwave safe bowl (I use a glass batter bowl because it has a lip for pouring) place remaining butter and heat until melted.  Whisk in brown sugar, flour, and light corn syrup until blended.  Cook on high 6-8 minutes, stirring twice, until the sugar is dissolved.


Add in 2/3 cup evaporated milk and the pecans, stir well.


Pour into jars.


Add a tag and bow and  you have made some sweet little gifts! Consider packaging with a cool ice cream scoop to make it extra special. Put  instructions on the back of the tag to keep sauce refrigerated and to reheat slightly in microwave to pour over ice cream.


You might enjoying browsing through my Handmade Gift Guide for loads of homemade gift ideas.

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  1. Katie
    Monday, November 24th, 2014
    How long of a shelf life does this have? Can they be mailed after they are made or should I set the jars in boiling water like canning? I would be afraid of mold if not refrigerated shortly after making them.
  2. Sherry Siedlecki
    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
    Hello, I also was so excited to find this recipe. I know it's been asked several times, but I didn't see an answer and really would like to know if these can be water bathed To keep on the shelf for storing and gift giving. If so do you please know how long they would take To process. I appreciate your time and help. Sincerely, Mrs. Sherry Siedlecki
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  5. Courtney
    Monday, December 23rd, 2013
    My pecans also burnt within 4 minutes. How strong (in Watts) was the microwave used in the original recipe? It would affect the timing quite a bit.
  6. Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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  7. Thursday, July 18th, 2013
  8. Sandy
    Sunday, June 16th, 2013
    I just made this and it was delicious! I made it on the stove top because I'm not a fan of microwave cooking. I browned the pecans and then melted the butter in a medium cooker and added the ingredients as per the recipe. I will make this during the Holidays and also as gifts on special occasions. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
  9. Saturday, January 5th, 2013
    its fantastic, thank you very much ..
  10. Joy
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
    My pecans burnt after 4 minutes, what did I do wrong? Would the cook time really vary that much?
  11. Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
    wow! its amazing idea
  12. Jessi
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    This is so yummy! Just made this. I wish I knew how long it would last in the fridge. I want to make up a lot and give as gifts.
  13. jo
    Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
    How long will this safely last in the fridge? Can this be processed to keep in the pantry - if so, how would I do this and how long would it safely keep in the pantry?
    Thank you
  14. Donna Spurgeon
    Monday, October 8th, 2012
    This sounds absolutely delicious! And I don't know why you couldn't can them in a water bath to make them shelf stable. I'm certainly gonna try it! I'll be giving this as gifts to everyone!
  15. Sunday, September 30th, 2012
    I've got to try this recipe it sounds delish! I'm wondering how long they would keep in the refrigerator, I'd love to make them ahead of time, anyone know?
  16. Kelly
    Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
    I am celiac ... so gluten free. Could corn starch be used for the flour?
  17. Lynn
    Monday, February 13th, 2012
    I would love to find a way to can this so I could include it in make ahead gift baskets. I make 15 each year as party favors and I don't have the room in the fridge for all the baskets. If anyone knows how to do it so it doesn't need refrigeration I would love to know!!!!
  18. Kristen
    Monday, November 7th, 2011
    I am sooo trying this! Looks delicious. I'm thinking neighbor gift!
  19. Monday, November 7th, 2011
    This would make a great teacher gift! Thanks
  20. Jessica
    Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
    Looks gorgeous! How long would it keep for in the fridge?
  21. Jessica
    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
    What quantity does this recipe make? What is a substitute for light corn syrup - golden syrup?

    These look gorgeous & I'd like to try making them this Christmas. :)
  22. ann b
    Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
    To Danielle from 11/3/2010---if you go to Bisquick recipes they should have a recipe for impossible pecan pie --fantastic for those who don't care for the crusts-if you look for it and can't find it -email me at [email protected] and I will look it up in my recipes-they also have one for a pumpkin pie that's good too-we use it every tear for thanksgiving
  23. Monday, November 8th, 2010
    What a yummy idea! Will be making for neighbors. Included this in my "Non-sewing Handmade Gift Ideas" blog: http://www.amytriedit.com/2010/11/non-sewing-handmade-gift-ideas.html
  24. Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
    oooh....ooooooooh....man does that speak to my sweet little taste buds. It's like pecan pie (my absolute favorite) without the crust (my least favorite part of said pie). looks like some dangerous stuff (says my waist line....but we won't pay any attention to her)
  25. Andi
    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
    Yea, for canning, can it all be done the same and then proccessed in a bath of water???
  26. Millie Castillo
    Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
    Hi!! This looks amazing. Questions could this be used as a cake filling?
  27. patti
    Friday, August 20th, 2010
    You can buy Leifheit 2-Cup Perserving Jars Set of 6 online at target.com! THANKS for the yummy recipe! Think I will make for Christmas presents this year!
  28. Monday, July 19th, 2010
    This would be perfect for ice cream toppings. I love it as gifts too.
  29. Andrea
    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
    Just delivered these today to my son's Enrichment/Specials teachers (PE, Music, Library, Counselor, etc...) along with an individual portion of White Fruitcake! Everyone was so impressed and so excited to get home to try the sauce! We all agreed that this would taste just as good over a slice of plain cheesecake!!!!!!! Great recipe ~ so easy to follow...I JUST LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!
  30. Julie
    Friday, December 4th, 2009
    I made this exactly as your recipe said to and it was absolutely DIVINE! Thank you!
  31. Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
    why did i read this right before bed? I knew it was about yummy food...so kicking myself lol this looks amazing!!
  32. Saturday, November 21st, 2009
    This is a wonderful idea! I too am thinking of making some up for Christmas gifts. I'd love to hear how long you think it will last unopened/unrefridgerated and opened/refridgerated. I'll keep checking back!
  33. Julie
    Thursday, November 19th, 2009
    Oh this looks amazing! This is going to be a stocking stuffer for my mom - she adores pralines and cream icecream! But how long do you think this will be good for in the refrigerator?
  34. Thursday, November 19th, 2009
    That looks so delicious!
  35. Thursday, November 19th, 2009
    This looks deeeeeee-lish! I love the idea of keeping it in jars and giving it away as gifts. How long will it keep if refridgerated ? I looooooooove praline sauce. I put it on my pumpkin pie !

  36. grace
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    Hi .. I probably the only one who is going to ask this, but my family can't eat any kind of nuts. I wonder if this is going to be still delish without the pecans? I guess it's going to be just regular caramel sauce. Thanks for this fantastic idea though, I will definitely make this for the teachers!
  37. Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    How DARE you provide me with one more recipe to widen my hips?? Oh this looks amazingly delicious. I must say, I fully approve of the red-and-white polka dotted bow, too. Excellent taste.
  38. Edith
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    You can find the jars at http://www.theconsumerlink.com/Leifheit/detail/TCL+36005/105
  39. Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    Oh I am soooo making some of this. My mother is a huge fan of pecan praline. I bet she would love love love this!
  40. Kristie
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    If you wanted to can it for shelf-stable storage, how would you go about it? I'm new to canning in general :)
    • Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
      I will check on canning to make it shelf stable.
  41. Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    This looks amazing!
  42. Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    I am ready to make this right now!! YUM. What a great idea.
  43. D. Sadusky
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    As a teacher...I would LOVE this for a gift!
  44. Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    Where did you find the cute little jars? They are perfect for this treat.
    • Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
      I was worried someone was going to ask about the jars. I purchased them while living in Germany. I haven't searched for them locally or online, but here are the details from the box: Made by Leifheit, 6 Marmelade - und Geleeglaser mit deckel 1/4 lt ( 6 Marmelade and Jelly Jars with Lids). They hold 1 cup.
  45. Dawn
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    I love this idea for teachers gifts. Does it need to be refrigerated?
    • Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
      Wouldn't it be cute for teachers with a nice ice cream scoop and a tag that says, "Thanks for making this year scoops of fun for _____"
    • Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
      Since it was not processed I would keep it refrigerated. It can be heated slightly in the microwave to pour onto ice cream.
  46. Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
    It's too early in the morning for sweets, but this is looking like the exception. It looks so yummy, going to have to make some for my family, great post thanks so much.