White Pearl Filling

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours


1 cup half-and-half or milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup superfine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


1. Gradually whisk together half-and-half and flour in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until a thick paste forms. Remove from heat; cool. Cover and chill 1 hour or until cold.

2. Beat paste, butter, and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in extracts.

Note: Superfine sugar has a light, powdery texture. Look for it at the supermarket in the baking area.