Boiled Coconut Pecan Frosting

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    Boiled Coconut Pecan Frosting

    Ingredients

    • 1 stick butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup half and half (milk or cream)
    • 1 cup coconut
    • 1 cup chopped pecans

    Directions

    Step 1
    Melt butter in sauce pan and add pecans. Stir, and for a toasted nutty flavor cook pecans for 1-2 minutes.
    Step 2
    Add sugars, and stir until dissolved.
    Step 3
    Add half and half and stir, simmer on low heat.
    Step 4
    Add coconut and stir constantly on a simmer for 1-2 minutes to reduce and thicken frosting.
    Step 5
    Remove from heat, and pour on cake while warm, and spread to cover top surface.
    Step 6
    You can also place the frosted cake under the broiler to get a crunchier top, but you have to be very observant and remove when it bubbles to avoid burning the sugar.