Coconut-Pecan Frosting

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Chill: 45 Minutes


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


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.


Alpha Pool,

December 2007