Fruit Filling for Cakes

Preparation info
  • Yield: Enough Filling for a


    -Layer Cake.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 3 large or 4 small egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Salt to taste, if desired


  • Put the yolks into the bowl of an electric mixer. Start beating on high speed while gradually adding the sugar and salt. When light and lemon-colored, add the melted butter.
  • Pour and scrape the mixture into a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, over hot water 20 to 25 minutes, or until thickened. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the remaining ingr