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Category: Desserts

Custard for German chocolate cake

German chocolate cake looks pretty good for 50 -- the combination of tangy-sweet layers and nutty custard is as irresistible as it was when the recipe was first published in a Texas newspaper back in the Eisenhower era. If it ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time | Makes about 2 cups
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into 1/2 -inch pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Step 1In a heavy saucepan, combine the cream, sugar, butter, egg yolks and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 2Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, coconut and pecans. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until cooled to room temperature and thickened, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Each serving:
96 calories; 1 gram protein; 6 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 8 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 27 mg. cholesterol; 28 mg. sodium.
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