A crispy sweet layer of meringue, topped with light whipped cream and then covered with fresh sweet cherries.
Named after the Russian ballet star, Pavlova is a heavenly delicious dessert. But honestly, how can you possibly go wrong when you match meringue, whipped cream and fresh cherries into layers of beautiful delicious bliss.
Here’s the recipe:
Pavlova with Fresh Cherries
- 1 c fresh black cherries (pitted)
- 1/4 c fresh whipping cream
- 2 TBSP powdered sugar
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 pre-prepared meringue circle (2 egg whites, 1/4 c white sugar, 1 tsp white vinegar)
For the meringue: Whip together 2 egg whites with 1 tsp of vinegar until it forms soft peaks. Then add in 1/4 cup of white sugar slowly while continuing to whisk the meringue until it forms stiff peaks.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, spoon the meringue to form a circle about 6 inches in diameter and flatten in an even layer. Bake on 100C until the meringue is firm and then turn off the oven and let the meringue set in the oven overnight.
For the pavlova: Clean and remove the pits from the cherries.
Place the cherries in a bowl and add 1 tsp of sugar and stir well and set aside.
In the meantime, whip the cream, adding in the powdered sugar slowly, until it forms stiff peaks.
Spoon the whipped cream on top of the prepared meringue.
Then spoon the cherries on top.
Serve and Enjoy!