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Lemon Cloud Pavlova

The perfect sweet-tart combination, to finish off the perfect meal. Choose raspberries or pomegranate seeds to top this beautiful dessert off. Besides their bright color contrast, their tartness adds to balance the sweetness from the meringue (or lemon filling).

Pick either the meringue or curd to be sweeter, but not both or it will be too much.

Lemon Cloud Pavlova

 

Lemon Cloud Pavlova
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Serves: 12
The perfect sweet-tart combination!
Ingredients
Meringue Cups
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ - 1 cup sugar (to taste)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Filling
Topping
Instructions
  1. Using a mixer, beat eggs until frothy then add cream of tartar. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form, while gradually adding sugar. Add enough sugar until you get the taste you want. Then beat in vanilla.
  2. On a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet, spoon about ½ - ⅓ cup of meringue and spread into a disc about 5 inches across. Using the back of the spoon, depress the center to create a hollow, and so the sides have a bit of a ridge (to hold filling).
  3. Bake at 200°F for 1 hour on middle rack. Turn oven off and let cool in oven (with door slightly ajar). If they start to brown, take out of oven. Cool completely.
  4. Prepare curd according to directions, and chill. The spoon a bit into each meringue cup, top with a dollop of whip cream. Sprinkle with fresh berries or pomegranate seeds (assemble these just before serving, or the whip cream will start to soften the meringue).
Notes
For dairy free version, use coconut whipping cream.
Instead of mini pavlova's, you can make one large one.

 

 

2 Responses to Lemon Cloud Pavlova

  1. Juanita Thomas October 22, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    Being GF is hard enough, but how to make this sugar free too is another challenge! This sound s suptious, but HELP!

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley October 22, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

      The volume of sugar used really won’t affect the set up of the meringue, so feel free to substitute it for some powdered stevia or splenda to taste. As for the lemon filling, you could just omit it completely and use lightly sweetened (again with stevia or splenda) whip cream and berries. Or if you do want the lemon flavor, add some lemon extract and a bit of yellow food coloring to the whip cream!

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