Summer is the perfect time for a nice bowl of ice cream, and my family loves it when I add a sauce.

Sure, a yummy chocolate sauce is delicious, but from time to time, I like to mix it up a bit. So today for you I have a beautiful Southern Praline Sauce. Packed with pecans, it’s a firm favorite in my house.

This pecan praline sauce is super easy to make too, so you don’t have to spend hours and hours in the kitchen preparing it. In fact, you can knock it together in a few minutes, even after a meal, just before you serve dessert.

Each spoonful, filled with pecan nuts and packed full of flavors, tastes delicious and can be served over bread pudding, cheesecake, waffles, or pancakes, adding the perfect crunchy texture. When it comes to dessert sauces, it’s a winner, for sure!

As far as gifts go, it’s something a little different that you can give to your friends and family, presented in a mason jar with a suitable gift tag.

A mason jar filled with southern praline sauce made from a recipe from Skip to my Lou.
Not only a great dessert sauce, but this Southern Praline Sauce is a thoughtful gift too.

Before we start, check out these other dessert ideas, including instant pot almond pound cake, strawberry poke cake, the most delicious brownie you will ever eat, and a crunchy apple crostata.  Try them out, you won’t be disappointed. 

WATCH THE VIDEO and Learn How To Make This Easy Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

Equipment Needed 

You’ll need the following kitchen utensils to make this yummy dessert topping:

  • Microwave, saucepan, or pot
  • Bowls
  • Stirring spoon

Southern Praline Sauce Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Pecans
  • Flour
  • Corn syrup 
  • Dark Brown Sugar (you can use light brown sugar if you’d prefer to)
  • Evaporated milk

How To Make a Southern Praline Sauce

You can make this on the stovetop, but for me, it’s far easier and quicker to use the microwave.

Step 1: Place the pecan nuts and butter in a bowl and microwave until the butter is melted. Stir through to ensure the pecans are covered by the butter mixture. If you are using a stove, melt the butter on low heat and add the pecans. Stir through.

A bowl filled with pecan nuts and butter ready to be melted in the microwave.
Melt butter and pecans in the microwave.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, add butter and microwave. Now add brown sugar, flour and corn syrup and mix thoroughly.

A bowl filled with caramel sauce ingredients:  brown sugar, flour and corn syrup.

Step 3: Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, place them back in the microwave for a minute, and then stir them through again to form a caramel sauce with the perfect depth of flavor.

A bowl with melted caramel sauce being stirred through.
After microwaving, stir the caramel sauce and add to the pecan mixture.

Step 4: Now add the pecans to the caramel sauce. Pour in some evaporated milk and stir until everything is thoroughly mixed.

A bowl filled with pecans, caramel sauce and evaporated milk which are thoroughly mixed through.
Add the evaporated milk and stir for the most delicious dessert topping.

Your Southern Praline Sauce is ready to serve! Or place it in a mason jar and keep it in your refrigerator.

A serving of Southern Praline Sauce over icecream.
Yummy!

Other Ideas

If you’d like, you can add two teaspoons of vanilla extract to your caramel sauce to bring another subtle flavor into the mix.

You could also spread the mixture over baking paper, put it on a baking sheet, and put it in the oven to make pecan praline candy.

Southern Praline Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Equipment

  • Microwave, saucepan, or pot
  • Bowls
  • Stirring spoon

Ingredients  

  • Unsalted butter
  • Pecans
  • Flour
  • Corn syrup
  • Dark brown sugar (you can use light brown sugar too)
  • Evaporated milk

Instructions 

  • Place the pecan nuts and butter in a bowl and microwave until the butter is melted. Stir through to ensure the pecans are covered by the butter mixture. If you are using a stove, melt the butter on low heat and add the pecans. Stir through.
  • In a separate bowl, add butter and microwave. Now add brown sugar, flour and corn syrup and mix thoroughly. flour,
  • Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, place them back in the microwave for a minute, and then stir them through again to form a caramel sauce with the perfect depth of flavor.
  • Now add the pecans to the caramel sauce. Pour in some evaporated milk and stir until everything is thoroughly mixed.
Course: Dessert
Author: Cindy Hopper

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