Citrus and Strawberry Pavlova

Pavlova is a meringue dessert that was created in honor of the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova while she was on tour in Australia and New Zealand.

By / Photography By Amanda Lenhardt | February 01, 2016


Preheat oven to 350°; once preheated, reduce to 200°. Using a mixer, beat egg whites with cream of tartar on medium-high until frothy. While the mixer is on, slowly add in the granulated sugar and mix until medium peaks form. With the mixer on medium, slowly add in confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until your meringue is at stiff peaks. Spread meringue in an 8-inch circle on a parchment-lined baking sheet, making a well in the middle. The sides should be about 2 inches high and the middle about 1 inch. Bake in a 200° oven for 3 hours. Once baked, turn oven off and let pavlova cool in the oven for 2–3 hours.

Note: Pavlova can be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container.

Citrus and Berry Topping:

Thirty minutes before you are ready to eat your pavlova, toss berries, mint, zest and sugar together. Toss in tangerines and kumquats right before topping. With a slotted spoon top pavlova with berry and citrus mixture and drizzle with the reserved fruit juices.




For the pavlova
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Citrus and Berry topping
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered
  • 1 tangerine, zested then segmented
  • 1/2 cup kumquats, thinly sliced
  • 5 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • reserved tangerine zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar
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