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Coconut-Almond Filling

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Total time 8 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Makes 3 cups
This filling acts as a glue to hold the layers together and works best when chilled, so don't skip that step.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups loosely packed sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

How to Make It

  1. Stir together cornstarch, almond extract, and 2 Tbsp. water in a small bowl.

  2. Bring whipping cream, brown sugar, and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and immediately whisk in cornstarch mixture. Stir in coconut and sour cream. Cover and chill 8 hours.