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Butter Pecan Syrup

My family loves butter pecan anything, and this recipe is perfect over vanilla ice cream, cake or waffles. It's a special treat my family enjoys. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, mix brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in water. Cover and cook on high until thickened and bubbly, 3 to 3-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Whisk in butter until melted. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Serve with ice cream.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Make this syrup with dark brown sugar for a deeper flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 251 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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    • Patricia G
      Jan 22, 2021

      Perfect syrup recipe! I like having it in the slow cooker where it stays warm and just right for putting on top of ice cream or anything else.

    • angela32
      Jan 20, 2020

      JulietRomeo.....Yes, you can. You just won't get the rich deep flavor that comes from cooking it slow for several hours. If you toasted the pecans, before adding them that would add additional flavor. When cooked on the stove top :D

    • KarenKeefe
      Apr 30, 2019

      OMG! Thank don’t know whether to thank you ... or wish I never found this! YUM!

    • JulietRomeo
      Apr 27, 2019

      Can this be cooked on top of the stove?