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Pavlova with Fresh Fruit

An elegant meringue-based dessert with a light and delicate crisp crust and a soft sweet marshmallow center.
Author Jas

Ingredients

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • Fresh Fruit sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Note: The meringue will somewhat expand so make sure your baking sheet is large enough. Mine went over the sheet edge on the sides and it wasn't a perfect round.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while continuing to whip. Beat until stiff and sugar is dissolved. Fold in cornstarch and lemon juice.
  • Spread meringue on the baking sheet in a 9-inch circle, forming a shallow bowl, smoothing the edges, making sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher than the center. (You want a slight well in the center of the meringue to place the whipped cream and fruit.)
  • Bake for one hour; turn off the oven and leave meringue in the oven for one hour longer. The meringue should be crisp when cooled.
  • Combine cream and honey in a medium bowl. Whip to soft peaks. Spread in the cooled meringue shell. Arrange prepared fruit on top. Refrigerate until serving.

Notes

The cooled meringue can be stored in a cool dry place, in an airtight container, for a few days.