Pavlova Recipes

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Chef John's Pavlova with Strawberries

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This dessert is fun to make and eat. Fresh fruit, especially berries and kiwis, balances the sweet, gooey crunch.

Banoffee Pavlova

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A baked meringue is topped with banana slices, caramel sauce and whipped cream. This is a delicious combination of two very yummy desserts making one that will have you making it over and over again!!!


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My grandmother's recipe from New Zealand for the famous Pavlova.

A Drama Queen's Pavlova

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Australians and New Zealanders both claim Pavlova and this recipe is so easy it feels like cheating! I first had it when a friend brought it to our final dress rehearsal and begged her for the recipe! It is especially striking when the fruits and berries are in season. Personally, I like to add coconut for the crunch, but it's NOT sweetened coconut – it's unsweetened, in big flakes, and I get it from the fruit and nut guy at our commissary. It's a real crowd pleaser and the best thing about it is you can make it a day ahead. Just allow the meringue to fully cool and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Top with whipped cream and fruit just prior to serving.

Easy Pavlova

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In this elegant dessert, a crisp white meringue layer is filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. To keep your meringue from being flat and grainy, try beating egg whites until stiff but not dry. Overbeaten egg whites lose volume and deflate when folded into other ingredients. Also, when beating in sugar, beat in about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well between each addition. Then beat until meringue is thick, white and glossy. Be absolutely sure not a particle of grease or egg yolk gets into the whites.

The Best Pavlova

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Australian dessert with a meringue base, topped with fresh cream and fruit. This is a recipe that I have experimented with and all my friends and family say it's the best pavlova they've ever tasted!

Meringue Crust

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This is one of my favorite crusts.

New Zealand Pavlova

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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.

Pavlova with Winter Fruits

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It's tough making dessert for someone cutting back on gluten and dairy. Luckily, pavlovas are gluten free and really easy. The toppings are easy to customize - I made the lemon curd dairy free and served whipped cream on the side.

Strawberry Pavlova

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This beautiful dessert, a favourite recipe of Teeswater egg farmers Peter and Adriana Van Zeeland, is perfect for any occasion.
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Chocolate Pavlova

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Elegant perfectly describes this crisp-on-the outside, marshmallow-soft-on-the-inside puff, crowned luxuriously with cream, strawberries and a drizzle of bittersweet chocolate.

Schaum Torte

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This is a simple recipe that tastes as wonderful and authentic as the dessert you would get in a German restaurant. I prefer to use strawberries, but anything goes with this one! You can make smaller mounds to have meringue cookies ...a low-fat snack!

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The Best Pavlova

"I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect! This will be my go-to recipe for pavlova from now on." – Kyra

Easy Pavlova

"Great recipe. Can also be made into 10 to 12 individual desserts." – SandyS

Cherry Berries on a Cloud

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Beautiful and light meringue based dessert. Excellent for Valentine's day and Christmas. I often make individual servings using a coffee mug for a pattern. Your guests will think you have slaved for hours.