Caramel Pecan Sauce

You guys.  Do you want to experience a little bit of heaven?  You must try this decadent Caramel Pecan Sauce, you won’t be sorry!


This sauce doesn’t always make it “on top” of anything, except my spoon.  It’s THAT good.

Rich, buttery, with the toasty crunch of the nuts…divine!

Homemade Caramel Pecan Sauce

Caramel Pecan Sauce Recipe

One of my biggest temptations is anything caramel, and I have to say, this is one of my most favorite things.  EVER.  If you don’t like nuts, or someone in your family can’t have them, you can certainly omit them. The caramel is good enough to stand alone.  I do love the nuts, though, so I always add them.

Caramel Pecan Sauce

And talk about easy…you make it in the microwave!

Pour it over ice cream.  Get really crazy and pour it on French toast, waffles, or pancakes.  You can even pour it over cinnamon rolls instead of frosting to make sticky buns.

You want a gift that will wow your neighbors, teachers, and anyone else you give it to?  Fill mason jars with this Caramel Pecan Sauce, tie a cute ribbon or piece of twine around the outside, and you’ve got a winner! If you have a caramel lover in your family, this will be sure to please!

Refrigerate any leftovers. (It will last for 2-ish days, if it lasts that long. :) ) Microwave it for a few seconds before re-serving.

Homemade Caramel Pecan Sauce

Caramel Pecan Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 cups


  • 1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 7 T. butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 3 T. flour
  • 3/4 c. light corn syrup
  • 2/3 c. evaporated milk


  • Place pecans in a microwaveable dish (I use a glass pie plate) with 3 T. butter. Cook for 4- 7 minutes, stirring twice. Watch them VERY carefully so they don't burn! (Microwaves will vary–start with the least amount of time, then check them before adding more time.)
  • In another microwave safe bowl (I like using glass bowls–a glass batter bowl is my favorite), place remaining butter and heat until melted. Whisk in brown sugar, flour, corn syrup, and evaporated milk until blended. Cook on high 6-8 minutes, stirring 2-3 times, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add in the pecans, and stir well. Pour into jars! Makes approximately 3 c. of sauce.
Course :Dessert
Cuisine :American, Dessert
Keyword :Caramel Sauce
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Originally posted in 2014. Updated in 2019.

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