Caramel Pecan Bourbon Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A delicious sauce that is good over ice cream and bread pudding.


  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  2. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned. This takes approximately 5-8 minutes. Watch them carefully so they don't burn. Set aside toasted pecans.
  3. In a large heavy sauce pan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking. Stir constantly so it doesn't burn. Cook until mixture is reduced to 3 cups. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon, vanilla and pecans. Let cool.
  5. NOTES: If made in advance, cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. To reheat in microwave use 30% power for a minute or two. For the power notation--adjust to your microwave. The goal is to bring this to a room temperature or slightly warm temperature.
Most Helpful

This is a GREAT topping for ice cream, brownies, cheesecake (that's what I used it for) or just eating it off the spoon!!! Very easy to make and it keeps well in the fridge. Be careful, it's addicting!

JulieCHopp December 20, 2009

This is absolutely TDF. I took a little taste while cooking and thought this is the best thing I have ever made AND that was before I added the bourbon:) Excellent recipe, easy to follow with outstanding results! I cannot wait for my family to try with bread pudding.

Mom2girls October 25, 2006