Patriotic Pavlova

July 2nd 2020

Patriotic Pavlova

Fresh Dish Foodies Rachel and Sara

Fresh Dish Foodies, Rachel and Sarah, are back in the kitchen with a show stopping summertime dessert perfect for the Fourth of July!

This Patriotic Pavlova starts with a meringue base – crispy and airy on the outside with gooey marshmallow-y goodness on the inside – stacked high with fresh whipped cream and berries. All we can say is “yum”!! Best of all, your guests will never guess how easy this recipe is!


  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • Fresh strawberries, quartered
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh blackberries

Whipped Cream:

  • 1, 1/2 cups heavy cream, cold
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. Use parchment paper for cake pans or use a pen to draw a 9” circle on a regular piece of parchment paper and place on a baking sheet (pen ink side down if you drew a circle).
  3. Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk at high speed for at least 1 minute, until frothy. Slowly add 1 cup of sugar and continue whisking until glossy, stiff peaks form, about 3-4 minutes. Switch to a rubber spatula and gently fold in the vinegar, vanilla, and cornstarch.
  4. Mound the meringue in the center of the parchment and use a spatula to evenly spread it out, forming a large disk. It should be about 2-3 inches tall and have lots of wavy texture.
  5. Bake for 90 minutes, then turn the oven off and allow the meringue to cool completely in the oven (about 1 hour).
  6. In the meantime, make the whipped cream. Place a medium-sized bowl (preferably metal) in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to chill. Once the bowl has chilled, remove from freezer and add heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, beat ingredients on low speed, gradually increasing speed to high, and beat until stiff peaks form. With some patience, this step can also be completed with a whisk.
  7. Once the pavlova has cooled, top with whipped cream, then add strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

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