The Perfect Christmas Pavlova

01 December 2023

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a classic Kiwi Pavlova! Top it with cream and a mixture of your favourite fruit toppings, for a treat the whole family will love.

Serves 12

Time: 1hr 30mins


6 egg whites (at room temperature)
2 cups caster sugar (450g)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp cornflour
300ml Full cream, whipped
Fruit, to decorate


Preheat oven to 110ºC bake (not fan bake). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

In a large metal, ceramic or glass bowl (not plastic), beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.

Continue beating while adding the caster sugar a quarter of a cup at a time. The mixture should get glossier and thicker with each addition and this should take at least 10 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, vinegar and cornflour.

Spoon mixture out onto the prepared tray into a dinner plate sized mound.

Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours, until dry and crisp and it lifts easily off the baking paper. Turn the oven off and leave the pavlova for at least an hour before removing from the oven. Finish cooling on a wire rack, then transfer to an airtight container.

When ready to serve, place on a serving plate, swirl the top with the whipped cream and decorate with sliced or chopped fruit of your choice.