The most delicious Christmas pavlova using fresh kiwi fruit and raspberries.

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I miss Pavlova so much.  This is only the second time I've made it since moving to the US from Australia, although I always indulge on my trips 'back home'. 

Last Christmas we served pavlova at our extended family Christmas party when I took the kids home for an Aussie Christmas … along with plum pudding of course. 

Pavlova with kiwi and raspberry


  • 6 large egg whites (bring eggs to room temperature before separating)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • salt


  • Heavy whipping cream
  • kiwifruit
  • raspberries
  • Lindt white chocolate

Turn the oven onto 275F.  Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Blend the egg whites and cream of tartar on low speed at first (then gradually increase to low-medium) until soft peaks form.  Gradually add in the sugar mixture about 1-2 tablespoons at a time increasing the speed of the blender gradually to medium-high.  Continue blending until the mixture becomes shiny, thick and peaks form and hold on their own.

Pour the mixture either into individual size servings on the cookie tray or into one large round (cake size – which is what I did).   Build up the sides slightly higher than the center.

Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until firm on the outside.  Turn off the oven, but don't remove the pavlova.  Crack the door on the oven and leave the pavlova inside until completely cooled.

Top with freshly whipped cream and fruit, then shave white chocolate over the top. 

Looking for more recipes using California Grown produce?  Try these:

California produce recipes
California Kiwi Cream Cheese Ice Cream | Cherry Chicken Mole | California Bartlett Pear and Spinach Salad


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An easy Christmas Pavlova


Disclosure: I received 2 large boxes of kiwifruit from Jasbir Kullar of Kullar Farms and Sunrise Kiwi Packing.

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rajean December 13, 2011 - 10:01 pm

This is gorgeous, like a work of art. But I guess I’d eat it if I really HAD to 🙂

Tonya Staab December 14, 2011 - 8:23 am

It's an everyday dish in Australia :), but mainly made for parties, individual ones are popular too, and you can buy them in bakeries.  We don't generally serve them on Christmas Day because pumpkin pie, mince pies and plum pudding are the more traditional Christmas desserts, but yes, we always have them out for holiday parties.

Dawn Sandomeno December 14, 2011 - 9:49 am

If this tastes even half as good as it looks, it will be amazing!

Fadra December 14, 2011 - 7:14 am

I want to make. Is this typically a holiday dish in Australia? (although, I guess Christmas comes in the summer there)

Edible Fruit December 14, 2011 - 3:45 pm

This looks delicious!!!


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