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Coconut Pecan Frosting

Coconut pecan frosting is a delectable and rich topping commonly used in baking, particularly for German chocolate cakes. This sweet, nutty frosting combines the tropical flavor of shredded coconut with chewy, buttery pecans, creating a delightful blend of textures and tastes that enhances various dessert recipes. With a base typically made of evaporated milk, sugar, and butter, coconut pecan frosting is not only easy to prepare at home but also incredibly versatile. While widely known for complementing German chocolate cake, it can also be used to top cupcakes, cookies, and other pastries for an indulgent, satisfying treat.
#15
IN FROSTING & DECORATING
441
CAL / 100G
$0.10
AVG / OZ
coconut pecan frosting
65%
CARBS
35%
FAT
0%
PROTEIN
Coconut Pecan Frosting FAQ
Cooking with coconut pecan frosting offers abundant possibilities, sumptuous flavors, and satisfying textures. The most common issue people have when using it is overbearing sweetness. Balancing sweetness with the right amount of saltiness or bitterness from ingredients within your desserts is key. To get the most out of the frosting, consider layering it into your baked goods, instead of simply spreading it on top. This can give each bite a delightful touch of this frosting. Another great tip is to toast your pecans before adding them to the frosting. Toasting enhances the nutty flavor of the pecans and gives a satisfying crunch which contrasts beautifully with the soft sweetness of the coconut. Finally, if you'd like a fresh twist, you could stir in a pinch of citrus zest (like orange or lime) at the end for a pop of bright flavor.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does coconut pecan frosting expire?
An unopened can of coconut pecan frosting can last up to about a year, given that it is kept in a cool, dry place such as your pantry. After opening, if kept refrigerated and properly covered, the frosting should stay fresh for 2-3 weeks. If you've made homemade coconut pecan frosting, it will not contain preservatives like the store-bought frosting, and the homemade variety should be used within a week. Freezing is also an option for this type of frosting. It can last up to three months in the freezer. When defrosting, it’s best to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
How do you tell if coconut pecan frosting is bad?
Similar to other food products, there are a few clear signs you can look for to tell if your coconut pecan frosting has gone bad. If you see any mold, discoloration, or experience a foul smell, these are definite signs that the frosting has spoiled. Another indicator can be the texture. If it's become overly thick, lumpy or has separated, it's likely past its prime.
Tips for storing coconut pecan frosting to extend shelf life
• Always store in a cool, dry place until opening such as your pantry • After opening, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container to keep it fresh longer • If you decide to freeze it, make sure to use a freezer-safe, airtight container or bag • You can freeze individual portions for use at a later time, this can help avoid defrosting large batches • Allow the frosting to reach room temperature after refrigeration before using, as this will make it smoother and easier to spread
EXPIRES WITHIN
12 - 22
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
15g
CARBS
7g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
TREE NUTS
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