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Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Chill time 45 mins
Yield Makes about 5 cups
  

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (14-ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups chopped toasted pecans

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally, about 12 minutes or until steamy, thickened, and golden. Mixture should reach at least 170°. Remove from heat, and stir in coconut and pecans. Transfer to a glass bowl. Chill, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until thickened before spreading on cake.