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Mini Pavlova Recipe

Mini crispy meringue pavlova recipe filled with chocolate ganache, chopped pecans, a simple whipped cream topping, and fresh berries. Best summer dessert recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 pavlovas
Calories 274kcal
Author Dina



  • Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. I used a 21.5 x 14.5 size. Now trace about 12 (3 1/2 inch circles onto the parchment paper. Then flip it over and set it aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add 5 room temperature egg whites, 1/8 tsp cream of tartar and a pinch of salt. whisk on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Now slowly add 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Once you see stiff peaks form (about 10 minutes) 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch and 2 tsp vanilla. Beat just until incorporated.
  • Now place a 1E piping tip into a disposable pastry bag and snip off the end. Begin piping the meringue in a circular motion starting from the center. Then you’ll want to pipe out a border on the top.
  • Bake the pavlovas at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 30 mins on the conventional setting. Then turn the oven off and let the Pavlova sit in the oven for another 30 minutes.
  • For the ganache- pour 1/4 cup hot heavy over 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute so and mix until smooth.
  • Now add the ganache to a piping bag and drizzle it inside each pavlova. You want to coat the entire bottom. I like to spread it around with a small spatula. Now sprinkle some chopped toasted pecans on top of the ganache.
  • For the cream topping- Combine 1 1/4 cup of cold heavy whipping cream with 1 tbsp granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Beat on high speed using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Now place the whipped cream into a piping bag using the piping tip of your choice. I used a 1M piping tip.
  • Pipe the cream onto each pavlova and top with some berries. Serve immediately.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.6mg