• Yield 8 servings

Topped with whatever fruit is in season, fresh whipped cream and some warm chocolate sauce, a pavlova is perfect for a dinner party or an everyday family dinner.

Teresa Blackburn

My clients love it when I make Pavlovas for dessert. They are crispy on the outside and marshmallowy on the inside. With only a few usually on hand ingredients, I can easily make a luxurious dessert.


4 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons vinegar (any kind works except balsamic)
4 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and draw 4 (4-inch) circles on each.
  2. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar and continue to whip until stiff and glossy. Fold in vinegar, vanilla and cornstarch.  Portion out 8 mounds of meringue onto baking sheets. Place in oven and immediately reduce heat to 300F. Bake 30 minutes and then turn off oven. Leave the door closed and allow meringues to cool in oven 1 hour.
  3. To serve, top each pavlova with a dollop of whipped cream, some diced fruit and a drizzle of warm chocolate sauce.
Recipe by Relish Chef Amy Roth



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