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Bourbon Pecan Topping

  • Author: Richelle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Toppings


An easy to make pecan topping with toasted pecans tossed in a browned butter and bourbon caramel sauce.  Great on cheesecakes, brownies and especially vanilla ice cream.


  1. 1 ½ cup pecan halves
  2. 5 tablespoons  unsalted butte
  3. ½ cup dark brown sugar
  4. ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  5. 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 tbsp bourbon
  8. Pinch of salt  


  1. In a heavy bottomed pot, melt the butter over medium heat and  let it cook until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes.  

  2. Stir in the brown sugar, followed by the heavy cream, corn syrup, vanilla extract, bourbon and salt.  

  3. Stir in the toasted pecans.  

  4. Cool the bourbon pecan topping slightly before use. 

  5. Store leftover topping in an airtight container.

Keywords: Bourbon Pecan