1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks , slightly beaten
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine cream, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat , add coconut and pecans. Cool until spreading consistency , beating occasionally .

Makes 2 ½ cups or enough to cover the tops of 3 layers.

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