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Easy Pavlova Recipe

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Learn how to make easy homemade pavlova recipe from scratch with simple ingredients. It's always light and airy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade pavlova dessert
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Chill time 3 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 226
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 5 Egg whites From large eggs, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Superfine sugar Pulse granulated sugar in a food processor
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract Use clear extract to prevent discoloration
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1.5 cups Homemade whipped cream
  • 1 cup Strawberries Washed, Diced, Patted dry
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries Washed, Patted dry
  • 2 Kiwis Peeled, Diced
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds Optional
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Strawberry jam Warmed in microwave


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the egg whites are foamy and hold soft peaks.
  • Add sugar and cornstarch gradually.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and vinegar until stiff peaks form and mixture is no longer gritty. Test it by rubbing mixture between 2 fingers.
  • Use a spatula to spread mixture into a 9 inch circle on a large round baking tray, lined with parchment paper. I highly recommend drawing out a 9 inch circle on the parchment beforehand to make this step easy.
  • Place tray in oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 240 degrees F.
  • Bake for 90 minutes. Do not open the oven!
  • When the baking time is over, turn off the oven but don't open it.
  • Let it cool in the oven and dry out further for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Spread whipped cream on top.
  • Add all the fruit toppings (strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, pomegranate seeds).
  • Drizzle warm strawberry jam on top.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Storing leftovers is not recommended since the toppings will make the meringue base soggy. 


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg