Festive pavlovas with berries

Festive Pavlovas with Berries & Cream

Mini festive pavlovas with a marshmallow center topped with clouds of whipped cream and berries are a delightful Christmas dessert.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Alida Ryder


  • 6 extra-large egg whites
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

for the berry sauce

  • 2 cups berries of your choice I used black berries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

to serve

  • whipped cream sweetened with a little sugar
  • fresh cherries (or other berries of your choice


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Whisk the egg whites until light and frothy.
  • Add the sugar, spoon by spoon while whisking until the egg whites are glossy and stiff.
  • Sift in the corn flour and fold in with the vinegar and vanilla.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking paper-lined tray and place in the oven.
  • Immediately turn the temperature down to 110°c and allow to bake for 45 minutes until the meringues are firm but still chewy in the centre.
  • Open the oven door and allow the meringues to cool completely.
  • To make the berry sauce, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and allow to simmer until thick and reduced.
  • To serve, top the meringues with whipped cream, berry sauce & fresh cherries.
  • Serve immediately.