Pavlova Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
This Pavlova is a perfect dessert, crisp on the outside with marshmallowy goodness on the inside, piled high with fluffy cream and loads of fresh fruit.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 15 pavlovas


For Pavlova:

  • 6 egg whites room temperature
  • 1.5 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

For Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups Cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar

For Topping/Decor:

  • 4-5 cups fresh fruit blueberries, kiwi, raspberries, sliced strawberries, etc
  • Mint leaves for garnish optional


Preheat the Oven to 225˚ F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

  1. Using your stand mixer, beat 6 egg whites on high speed 1 min until soft peaks form. With mixer on, gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar and beat 10 min on high speed, or until stiff peaks form. It will be smooth and glossy.
  2. Use a spatula to quickly fold in 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract, then fold in 2 tsp corn starch and mix until well blended.
  3. Pipe meringue onto the parchment paper using a Wilton 1M Tip. Indent the center with a spoon to allow room for cream. Bake at 225˚ for 1 hr and 15 min then turn oven off and without opening the door, let meringue in the hot oven another 30 min. Outsides will be dry and crisp to the tap and very pale cream colored and insides will still be marshmallow soft.
  4. Transfer the pavlova with the parchment paper onto the counter or a cookie rack and allow it to cool to room temp. Once cool, you can top them with whipped cream and fruit or store in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.

How to Make Frosting and Assembly:

  1. Beat cold whipping cream with 2 Tbsp sugar in the cold bowl for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until whipped and spreadable.
  2. Pipe frosting onto the pavlova and top with fresh fruit.

Recipe Notes

Once they are assembled they stay great for up to 4 hours at room temperature.