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Lord Baltimore Filling

Yield enough for one 3-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 12 candied cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup macaroon crumbs
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped and toasted
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a small saucepan; cook over low heat until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

  2. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until soft peaks form. While beating at medium speed of electric mixer, slowly pour hot syrup mixture in a thin stream over egg whites. Beat 1 minute. Combine remaining ingredients; fold into filling.

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