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Pavlova Recipe


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

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Original recipe makes 1 Pavlova Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff, add cold water and beat again. Add sugar very gradually while still beating.
  3. Slow beater and add vinegar, vanilla and cornstarch.
  4. Place on parchment paper on a greased baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave cookies to cool in the oven. NOTE: Don't go opening and closing the oven door. If you must, close the door very carefully. Pavlova is not individual servings, it is of cake-size, decorated with whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit of your choice just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2006

Though Pavlova is not meant to be individual sizes, my son (he's a chef) used this recipe at Thanksgiving and made individual sizes with whipped cream, fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and a dash of raspberry sauce drizzled on top (wish I had a picture to share). Huge hit and so light after such a big meal. By the way, New Zealand is the real originator of this dessert, no matter what the other countries claim! : )

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2011

I thought the meringue would be crispy but it had the texture of a marshmallow on the inside. I followed directions exactly. It cracked around th edges and didnt look so nice, but the guests liked it. To make superfine sugar - put regular white sugar in your food processor or blender for 1 - 2 minutes.


16 Ratings

Jan 20, 2011

This is delicious! I did have to try 3 times to make it work. I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. First make sure to let the eggs come to room temp. after separating the yolks. Second do not use a plastic mixing bowl, the plastic is oily and it causes issues with the eggs. Thanks for the great recipe!

Dec 25, 2008

Our pavlova needed to quickly replace a Christmas day pavlova that was accidentally destroyed. We hopped online to find directions that used only ingredients we had around the house. This one fit the bill. Our first attempt at the humble pavlova (a New Zealand tradition), it turned out really well and was delicious. With helpful suggestions from friends, the key to the pavlova is adding the sugar in bit by bit, not disturbing it once it is in the oven and of course decorating it later with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and kiwifruit. Thanks for saving Christmas!

Jul 09, 2005

I'm not sure if I made this dessert correctly, but never having it before I found it delicious and fascinating. I was a little scared of the multiple textures at first, but was able to salvage a good half of my creation to serve. I made it without super fine sugar because I didn't have any, which may have contributed to it being ultra-sweet. I'd love to try this made by someone who does it all the time.

Mar 03, 2011

I'm a kiwi (a new zealander) and i know good pavlova when i taste it,and this is good! Another ways to top it is carmel sauce and fresh strawberry's.this is one of the best!

Jan 21, 2012

As a kiwi-phile just back from New Zealand I would say that this recipe is excellent. You can grind normal white sugar in a coffee grinder, set at espresso (fine) to produce the fine castor sugar for the recipe. I make mine in a pie plate covered in parchment paper. The consistency is somewhere between angel food cake and cotton candy. I use fat free cool whip on top with fruit. A beautiful dessert!

Apr 19, 2011

I love this stuff !!!


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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