Two-Berry Pavlova Recipe
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Two-Berry Pavlova Recipe

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Here's a light and airy dessert that I first tried in Ireland. When I got home, I made it for my kids, who loved to build their own with their favorite fruits. The whipped cream makes for icing on the cake! —Norma Stevenson, Eagan, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 208 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper; draw a 10-in. circle on paper. Invert paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold in cornstarch and lemon juice.
  3. Spoon meringue onto prepared pan; with the back of a spoon, shape into a 10-in. circle, forming a shallow well in the center. Bake 45-55 minutes or until meringue is set and dry. Turn off oven (do not open oven door); leave meringue in oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheet.
  4. To serve, toss berries with 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form.
  5. Remove meringue from parchment paper; place on a serving plate. Spoon whipped cream over top, forming a slight well in the center. Top with berries. Yield: 12 servings.
Health Tip: Anthocyanins are a group of compounds that give berries their vibrant red-violet color. They may help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Originally published as Two-Berry Pavlova in Simple & Delicious April/May 2016

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