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Butter Pecan Sauce Recipe

Butter Pecan Sauce Recipe

Buttery, smooth and full of pecans, this sauce is just sensational over ice cream. It's hard to beat its homemade goodness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Vanilla ice cream or flavor of your choice


  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugars and cornstarch. Gradually stir in cream until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Add the pecans. Serve warm over ice cream. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 148 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Butter Pecan Sauce

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Disappointed. The cornstarch was very noticeable and spoiled it for me."

Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Excellent over French vanilla ice cream."

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