Indulge in the delightful world of desserts with this Cranberry Pavlova! 🍒🍰 Perfect for the festive season.💃✨
This Pavlova with Blackberry Compote is one of my favorite desserts to serve for company, because it’s really easy to make, and yet so impressive to guests!
Few desserts are as heavenly as pavlova, and it’s so fun to make it for people who’ve never had it before because they’re always blown away.
Pavlova – On a Blue Plate with Cream and Blackberries On Top
What is Pavlova?
Named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, it’s a three-part dessert with a meringue base, cream, and a fruit component.
If you’ve never had it before, the inside tastes kind of like a soft and light angel food cake with a crisp marshmallowy meringue edge.
It is the definition of melt-in-your-mouth delicious and it takes well to many different variations of flavor and fruit.
Pavlova Dessert – On a Blue Plate with Cream and Blackberries On Top
Because the meringue is so sweet, I like to prepare a blackberry compote for the top, adding a bit of lemon to give it more tangy flavor.
Making the compote is very simple, but you can always top the pavlova with chopped fruit if you prefer.
Also, all the pavlova components can be made ahead of time, which comes in handy for dinner parties. I’ll discuss this more below.
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
. In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
. Gradually add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to beat until the mixture is glossy.
. Gently fold in the vinegar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract.
. Spoon the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming a nest shape.
. Bake for 1 hour or until the pavlova is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Allow it to cool completely.
. While the pavlova is cooling, mix the fresh cranberries with honey in a bowl.
. Once the pavlova is cooled, fill the center with whipped cream and top with the honeyed cranberries.
. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a burst of color and freshness.
. Slice and serve this festive Cranberry Pavlova to impress your guests!