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German Chocolate Syrup

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes about 1 1/2 cups
German Chocolate Syrup is the must-have topping for what else? German Chocolate Pancakes, of course!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans and coconut in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

  2. Cook evaporated milk and next 3 ingredients in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture bubbles and begins to thicken. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla, pecans, and coconut. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

  3. To Reheat: Microwave syrup in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm; stir until smooth.