Passionate Pavlovas
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 2
Valentine's Day is approaching, and for all you cook-o-phobes out there, these pavlovas are a wonderful and easy to make dessert.
  • ½ cup (125 ml) double (whipping) cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ready-made meringue shells, individual serving size
  • ½ mango, diced
  • 2 passion fruits (look for those with slightly wrinkled skins)
  • 1 handful of pomegranate seeds for garnish
  1. Pour the cream and vanilla into a large bowl and whisk until it forms soft peaks. This can be done by hand but is much easier with an electric whisk. If you're not sure whether you've whisked it enough, stop. Too-soft whipped cream is better than churning it into butter, which can happen very quickly.
  2. Place the meringue shells on individual plates and spoon the whipped cream into the centres of each shell. Flatten slightly to make room for the fruit.
  3. Start with the mango, arranging it gently on top of the cream, then slice the passion fruits in half and spoon the insides out on top of the mango. Let it run down the sides if it wants to.
  4. Finally, sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over the tops and serve.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at