Lady Baltimore Filling

Oxmoor House
enough for one 3-layer cake


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1 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup chopped figs


Combine sugar, cream of tartar, and water in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil and the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. While beating at medium speed of electric mixer, slowly pour hot syrup in a thin stream over egg whites. Turn mixer to high speed and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add flavorings; beat until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup prepared filling for garnish.

Created date

February 2010