Total time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: 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
1. In 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.
2. Remove 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.