If you have a sweet tooth or simply love easy recipes, this praline ice cream sauce recipe will become one of your favorites next time you’re looking for a dessert for the holiday season. Just follow the simple steps to make this delicious easy praline sauce recipe and take your homemade pralines to the next level.

Image shows a finished praline auce with a gift tag in it. - Skip To My Lou
Free Printable Praline Gift Tags

Beautifully wrap up your homemade sauce with these printable tags. Download, and print in color on white cardstock. Cut out the tag and attach it with a bit of ribbon or twine.

I found this recipe years ago (in a magazine but can’t remember which one) and I must warn you, it is so yummy and addictive! The best part about this pecan praline sauce is that it is made in the microwave, so it is fast and simple and makes a great edible homemade holiday gift. This decadent sauce is also the perfect topping for a French vanilla ice cream.

Continue reading to get the easy praline recipe!

Praline  Sauce

1 1/4 cups chopped pecans

7 Tablespoons butter (divided)

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

3 Tablespoons flour

3/4 cup light corn syrup

2/3 cup evaporated milk

Makes 3 cups of sauce.

Place chopped pecans in a microwave dish with 3 Tablespoons of butter. Melt butter and cook with the pecans for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring twice. Watch the pecans closely to not burn them.

image shows the process of making a praline sauce. - Skip to my Lou
You won’t believe how delicious this simple recipe is!

In another microwave safe bowl (I use a glass batter bowl because it has a lip for pouring) place remaining butter and heat until melted. Whisk in brown sugar, flour, and light corn syrup until blended. Cook on high 6-8 minutes, stirring twice, until the sugar is dissolved.

Image shows the process of making a praline sauce with the ingredients in a bowl. - Skip To My Lou
Blend really well!

Add in 2/3 cup evaporated milk and the pecans, stir well with a plastic or wooden spoon.

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Your recipe will look something like this.
Image shows the process of making a praline sauce.
And then add more pecans!

Pour into a mason jar (or multiple, depending on how many gifts you’re giving).

Last step: Add a tag and bow and you have made some sweet little gifts! Consider packaging with a cool ice cream scoop (homemade ice cream would be even more delicious if you have an ice cream maker) to make it extra special. Put instructions on the back of the tag to keep sauce refrigerated and to reheat in low heat in the microwave to pour over ice cream.

If eating immediately after the main meal, let it cool down to room temperature before.

Image shows a vanilla ice cream with praline sauce on top of it- Skip to my lou
Doesn’t this combination look so delicious? Don’t forget to add the gift tag that we included at the beginning of the post!

YUM! Isn’t this praline sauce recipe so easy? You can add it to your apple pie, bread pudding, or with a small amount of cream. It’s become my favorite way to garnish my desserts!

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  1. Why can’t recipes be printer friendly? Or, have a printer friendly copy on the page somewhere?

  2. How long of a shelf life does this have? Can they be mailed after they are made or should I set the jars in boiling water like canning? I would be afraid of mold if not refrigerated shortly after making them.

  3. Hello, I also was so excited to find this recipe. I know it’s been asked several times, but I didn’t see an answer and really would like to know if these can be water bathed To keep on the shelf for storing and gift giving. If so do you please know how long they would take To process. I appreciate your time and help. Sincerely, Mrs. Sherry Siedlecki

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  6. My pecans also burnt within 4 minutes. How strong (in Watts) was the microwave used in the original recipe? It would affect the timing quite a bit.

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