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praline sauce

Praline Sauce

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cups 1x


This homemade praline sauce is quick and easy to make and full of rich flavor. Pour it over ice cream, brownies or cheesecake.



¼ cup butter
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add pecans and cook for about four minutes until the pecans are toasted and the butter begins to brown.
  2. Whisk in dark brown sugar, heavy cream, dark corn syrup, cornstarch and salt. Constantly whisking, cook until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens. This should take about six to eight minutes. 
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in vanilla extract. Enjoy!


  • Even after the sauce thickens, it will still be pourable. It will continue to thicken as it cools. If you'd like to get it back to a pourable stage, heat in the microwave in short increments.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 70
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 21
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 8

Keywords: praline sauce