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Japanese Fruit Cake Filling

Yield filling for one 3-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 8 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 6 medium oranges, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut

How to Make It

  1. Combine egg yolks, sugar, raisins, oranges, and butter in top of a double boiler. Cook over boiling water, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until thickened. Add pineapple and coconut; cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove from heat, and cool. Chill filling slightly before spreading on cake.

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