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Coconutty-Pecan Frosting

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 4 1/4 cups


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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