Yield: 2 Cups
|1 cup||Evaporated milk or heavy|
|3 \N||Egg yolks, slightly beaten|
|½ cup||Butter or margarine|
|1⅓ cup||Shredded coconut|
|1 cup||Chopped pecans|
Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Add coconut and pecans. Cool until of spreading consistency, beating occasionally.
Makes 2½ cups or enough to cover the tops of 3 9-inch layers. For thinner frosting, use only 2 egg yolks.