Mini pavlovas are a charming and versatile dessert that never fails to impress.
These bite-sized treats are a delightful fusion of textures and flavours, featuring a crisp meringue base topped with a cloud of fluffy whipped cream, an assortment of fresh fruits, and a drizzle of tangy passionfruit sauce.
The result is an irresistible treat that is both visually appealing and palate-pleasing.

Whether you’re hosting a garden party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply indulging in a sweet treat, mini pavlovas are guaranteed to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.
Their petite size makes them perfect for sharing, and their elegant presentation adds a touch of sophistication to any gathering.

Yield: 12-14 mini pavlovas

How to Make Mini Pavlovas: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mini pavlovas on a serving tray

Mini Pavlovas are a delightful dessert perfect for any occasion.
This recipe will guide you on how to make these delicious and elegant individual meringue nests, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Meringue:

  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup white (granulated) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups thickened (heavy) cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruits of your choice, such as kiwifruit, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and passionfruit

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C (250°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Separate your egg whites. Here's how to separate eggs.
  3. In a clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
    Gradually add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whisk until the meringue is glossy and smooth.
  4. Sift in the cornstarch and vinegar, and gently fold them into the meringue until just combined.
  5. Spoon the meringue onto the prepared baking sheet, forming small nests about 3 inches in diameter.
    Create a slight indentation in the centre of each nest to hold the topping.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour, or until the meringues are dry and crisp on the outside but still slightly soft in the centre.
  7. Turn off the oven and leave the meringues inside to cool completely.
  8. In a separate bowl, whip the thickened (heavy) cream, icing (powdered) sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  9. To assemble the mini pavlovas, carefully spoon the whipped cream into the centre of each meringue nest.
  10. Top with sliced fresh fruits of your choice, arranging them artistically to create a visually appealing presentation.
    I love using strawberries or kiwifruit.
  11. Drizzle with passionfruit sauce (optional) for an extra burst of flavour.

Notes

Recipe Tips:

  • Mini pavlovas can be made in advance.
    The meringues can be baked and stored airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.
    Once ready to serve, simply assemble the pavlovas by topping the meringues with whipped cream and your fresh fruits.
  • For best results, use room temperature eggs.
    This will help the meringue to whip up quickly and smoothly.
  • To ensure the meringues are crisp on the outside but soft in the center, bake them at a low temperature for a longer period.
    Overbaking will result in dry and brittle meringues.
  • If you don't have a passionfruit sauce, you can substitute it with other fruit sauces, such as strawberry or raspberry sauce.

    Or maybe grate chocolate over the whipped cream, then put the fruit in place,

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve mini pavlovas as a refreshing dessert after a meal.
  • Arrange them on a platter or plate and display them as a centrepiece for a special occasion.
  • Pack them individually in small boxes or containers for a picnic or just a delightful treat on the go.

Conclusion:


Mini pavlovas are a delightful dessert that is sure to please everyone at the table.
With their crisp meringue bases, fluffy whipped cream toppings, and vibrant fruit accents, these miniature treats are a symphony of flavours and textures that will tantalise the taste buds.

So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and embark on a culinary adventure to create these irresistible mini pavlovas.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 11gFibre: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."


Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

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