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Martha Washington Cherry Filling

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Why I Love This Recipe

I found this recipe in a book that was published back in 1938 called American Woman's Cookbook.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup rum, brandy or whisky (you go Martha!!!)
1/2 cup candied cherries, chopped
1/2 cup citron chopped
1 cup whipped cream


Scald milk. Add sugar and flour to beaten egg yolks. Add to scaled milk and cook over hot water until eggs are done. remove from heat. add gelatin which has been soaked in the cold water. Chill. Add liquor, beat with rotary beater and chill again. Fold the fruit and cream into the mixture. Pile between layers of sponge cake. Top with whipped cream

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