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German Chocolate Filling


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  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 tablespoons butter (1-1/2 sticks) cut into pats
  • 1-12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-1/2 cups toasted pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups toasted flake unsweetened coconut


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Step 1

1. Combine yolks, evaporated milk, butter, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat.
2. Cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is melted and all ingredients are well-combined. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Stir in vanilla and salt, and then add coconut and pecans and stir until well combined.
4. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until cool throughout.

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