Toasted Pecan Caramel Sauce

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toasted pecan caramel sauce
First off I’d like to apologize for the empty banana bread emails that arrived in subscribers’ inboxes over the weekend.

The last thing I want to do is send spam your way and I feel terrible — like I crank called you or rang your doorbell and ran away. The whole fiasco was a technical error related to the development of our new French website. I don’t mean that as an excuse — I just thought you might like to know.

In any case, I hope that this toasted pecan caramel sauce helps to makes up for it.

This is the kind of sauce that you can eat with a spoon. It’s rich and creamy and takes just a few minutes to make.

toasted pecan caramel sauce

Caramel has always been my favourite flavour and my favourite kind of candy.

Remember those slabs of McIntosh caramel that came in the flat plaid box? I used to put it in the freezer for a bit and then slap it on my knee to break the caramel into pieces, or sometimes I’d just nibble away on the whole bar.

toasted pecan caramel sauce

Caramel sauce is a simple way to dress up dessert.  Whether you’re serving cake or ice cream, a drizzle of this pecan caramel sauce can make even the simplest dessert look rich and glossy.
You can spike it with a little rum if you’d like.

Feel free to omit the pecan pieces altogether if you’d like a smooth sauce.
Thank you to the reader who shared her scrumptious family recipe with me.

Toasted Pecan Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1 tsp. cold water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. rum (optional)


  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, molasses and cream in a saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Whisk in cornstarch-water mixture and stir until mixture starts to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, rum (if using) and pecans.

Serve over cake or ice cream.


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One thought on “Toasted Pecan Caramel Sauce

  1. Danielle says:

    To all the whiter at Crosby,s

    thank you for all te good recipe, that you that the time to whiter you us..
    thank you so much..have a good day to you…

    from Danielle Simoneau

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