Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 1/4 C. pecans
1 C. granulated white sugar
1 C. Heavy Cream
3 Large egg yolks slightly beaten
1/2 C. unsalted butter cut into pieces
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until fragrant.  Remove for oven, let cool and then coarsely chop.  In a medium saucepan combine the sugar,cream,egg yolks,butter and salt over med, heat stirring constantly, and when the mixture begins to boil and thicken remove from heat and stir in chopped pecans, coconut, and vanilla extract, let cool until spreadable.
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