Winter Berry Pavlovas

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Winter Berry Pavlovas
Whole Foods Market

The national dessert of Australia is named for the world-famous ballerina Anna Pavlova. A crisp shell of meringue is topped with whipped cream and a refreshing berry salad. Feel free to substitute light ricotta cheese for the whipped cream or fold some plain yogurt into the whipped cream.

8
Servings
429
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, sifted
  • 1 Teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 Cups heavy cream, whipped and sweetened with 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 pint containers blueberries, rinsed
  • 2 pint containers raspberries, rinsed
  • 1 Pound strawberries, rinsed, cored, and sliced

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Whip egg whites (with the help of an electric mixer or stand mixer) until stiff peaks are reached, about 5 minutes. Add salt and then the cup of sugar gradually, in tablespoon increments, while continuing to whip, until a very stiff meringue is obtained. Fold in cornstarch, followed by white vinegar.

Spoon meringue into 5-inch round circles. Use the back of a spoon to spread the meringue evenly and flatten the center, making a hollow to hold the cream and berries. Bake for one hour or until lightly brown and quite firm. Turn oven off and leave meringues inside with door closed, for one more hour. Remove and set in a dry area to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare berry salad by mixing all berries together. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and toss. Chill until ready to serve.

To finish, carefully set meringues on individual dessert plates. Top each one with whipped cream and berries. Serve immediately.

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
35%
Sugar
43g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
55g
18%
Vitamin A
249µg
28%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.2%
Vitamin C
61mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
24µg
29%
Calcium
73mg
7%
Fiber
8g
32%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
9%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
35mg
9%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
85mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
339mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.5%
Sodium
94mg
4%
Sugars, added
28g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.5%

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