How-to Making Meringue for Pavlova

Pear & Maple Cream Pavlova features a light-as-air layer of meringue that forms the base for the cream filling and pears. When making he meringue, refer to the helpful how-to photos here.

Beat until stiff glossy peaks form. To make sure the sugar is dissolved, rub a little meringue between your fingers - it should feel silky smooth.

After folding the ground pecans into the meringue, spread it over the parchment-paper circle, creating a shallow well in the center.