Butter Pecan Syrup Recipe


  • 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.

    Originally published as Butter Pecan Syrup in Simple & Delicious April/May 2019

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