Fruity Pavlova

Fruity Pavlova

Author: BBC Food


  • 6 large free-range eggs whites
  • 350 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • For the filling
  • 600 ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 50 g Icing sugar
  • Your choice of fresh or freeze-dried fruit
  • 50 g of Freeze-dried pomegranates


  • Preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas Line a large baking tray with baking parchment and draw a 30cm/12in circle in the middle of the paper. Draw a 15cm/6in circle in the centre of the larger circle to make a ring.
  • Put the egg whites in a clean mixing bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed. Gradually add the sugar a little at a time, whisking on maximum speed until they are stiff and glossy. Mix the vinegar and cornflour in a cup until smooth, then stir into the egg whites.
  • Spoon the meringue onto the ring drawn on the baking parchment. Using a large spoon make a shallow trench in the meringue for the cream and fruit to sit in.
  • Transfer to the oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 140C/120C Fan/Gas Bake for 1 hour–1 hour 15 minutes, until the outside is hard but still white. Turn the oven off and leave the pavlova inside for an hour or overnight to cool and dry.
  • To assemble, whip the cream, vanilla paste and icing sugar until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed. Spoon the cream into the trench in the meringue. Arrange your chosen fruits and sprinkle Freeze-dried Pomegranate on top to decorate. To serve, dust with icing sugar and cut into wedges.

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