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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 235kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Using an electric stand mixer beat egg whites until stiff
  • Add water and beat again
  • Add sugar, a little at a time while still beating
  • add in the vinegar or lemon juice, vanilla and cornstarch while still beating.
  • The meringue should be stiff and glossy.
  • You can make 6 individual meringue nests or 1 large meringue the choice is yours. I think they stay together better as individual servings.
  • put parchment paper down on a baking tray and make 6 4 inch circles or 1 large 9 inch circle
  • 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.
  • Bake the meringue for 45 minutes
  • Leave it to cool completely in the oven with the door ajar.
  • Put your pavlova on a serving dish and finish with cream, fruit topping, chocolate and nuts
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 234mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 61mg