This dessert is absolutely gorgeous! It is easy to make, and simply heaven! Use different fruit combinations for variety - strawberries and blueberries, kiwi and raspberries, nectarines and bananas - anything goes.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Cover a baking sheet with foil, and spray lightly with cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks. Add white sugar slowly, and continue beating. When egg whites are very stiff, add vinegar and boiling water. Continue beating until glossy surface is beginning to fade, and mixture is very stiff. Pile meringue onto prepared baking sheet. Shape into a circle 1 1/2 inches thick. Form a slight dip in the center, and make the sides slightly higher.

  • Place meringue in the oven, shut the door, and turn the heat off. Leave in the oven for one hour. Check the texture of the meringue; it should be hard with no soft spots. If soft in the center, heat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place meringue back into the oven, and turn off the heat. Cool when done. Transfer onto a serving platter.

  • Whip the cream until just stiff. Beat in vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Pile the whipped cream onto the meringue. Arrange the fruit on top of the whipped cream, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

273.6 calories; 2.9 g protein; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 81.5 mg cholesterol; 44 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2010
as an aussie living in the USA some items aren't easy to find. just remember to grind the sugar finely before use. also malt vinegar is the usual vinegar used. otherwise great recipe. pleasue use heavy whipping cream with vanilla and powdered sugar (beaten) for topping not the can whipping cream or you really do an injustice to the taste. the best topping is strawberries and kiwi fruit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2010
as an aussie living in the USA some items aren't easy to find. just remember to grind the sugar finely before use. also malt vinegar is the usual vinegar used. otherwise great recipe. pleasue use heavy whipping cream with vanilla and powdered sugar (beaten) for topping not the can whipping cream or you really do an injustice to the taste. the best topping is strawberries and kiwi fruit. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2010
as an aussie living in the USA some items aren't easy to find. just remember to grind the sugar finely before use. also malt vinegar is the usual vinegar used. otherwise great recipe. pleasue use heavy whipping cream with vanilla and powdered sugar (beaten) for topping not the can whipping cream or you really do an injustice to the taste. the best topping is strawberries and kiwi fruit. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
being a kiwi myself i am biased to the good old pav.. this one was delecious i served with strawberries and curled chocolate yum. thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
This is a great recipe love it Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2017
it is the best my kids even love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2019
This came out beautifully! Love it with strawberries and kiwis. Will make this again for sure. Read More
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