New Zealand Pavlova (A Meringue Dessert Topped with Fruit)

Course Dessert
Cuisine New Zealand
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 pavlova
Calories 235 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • raspberries strawberries or any fruit you like chopped for topping
  • shaved chocolate for topping
  • sliced almonds for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Using an electric stand mixer beat egg whites until stiff
  3. Add water and beat again
  4. Add sugar, a little at a time while still beating
  5. add in the vinegar or lemon juice, vanilla and cornstarch while still beating.
  6. The meringue should be stiff and glossy.
  7. You can make 6 individual meringue nests or 1 large meringue the choice is yours. I think they stay together better as individual servings.
  8. put parchment paper down on a baking tray and make 6 4 inch circles or 1 large 9 inch circle
  9. Smooth the top of each and you can even make a slight depression using the back side of a spoon to make room for the cream and fruit toppings.
  10. Bake the meringue for 45 minutes
  11. Leave it to cool completely in the oven with the door ajar.
  12. Put your pavlova on a serving dish and finish with cream, fruit topping, chocolate and nuts
  13. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
New Zealand Pavlova (A Meringue Dessert Topped with Fruit)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 155mg 6%
Potassium 234mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Calcium 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.