Coconutty-Pecan Frosting

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Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups unsweetened organic coconut flakes
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Combine milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until frosting is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans, and vanilla. Let cool.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008,

Oxmoor House

May 2008
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