Peach Melba Pavlova

Peach Melba Pavlova

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy


Serves 6 - 8

No summer soirée is complete without a perfect Pavlova - make the meringue ahead of time and store in a cake tin

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 4 egg whites
  • 100g each caster sugar and icing sugar
  • 1 tsp each cornflour, vanilla extract and vinegar

For the topping

  • 250g raspberries
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 ripe peaches
  • 300ml pot double cream
  • icing sugar, for dusting

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  1. Heat oven to 120C/100C fan/gas ½. Line a large, flat baking sheet with baking parchment. Tip egg whites into a large bowl. Sift together the sugars. Blend the cornflour, vanilla and vinegar to a paste.
  2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the sugars, 2-3 tbsp at a time, alternating with the paste. Continue whisking until the meringue is thick and marshmallow-like.
  3. Spoon the meringue onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to a 22cm round. Use the back of a metal spoon to make a shallow dip in the centre for the filling. Bake the meringue for 1½ hrs, then turn off the heat and leave it in the oven to cool. Transfer to a flat serving plate.
  4. Put ½ the raspberries in a pan with the sugar and 2 tbsp water. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then cook for a few mins until the raspberries are soft and pulpy. Tip into a food processor with ½ the remaining raspberries and whizz to a purée. Press through a sieve into a bowl to remove the pips. Cool.
  5. Halve and stone the peaches, then cut each half into 4-5 slices. Whip the cream until stiff. Drizzle over half the raspberry sauce and fold in gently with a large metal spoon to make a ripple effect. Carefully spoon the cream into the centre of the meringue. Pile the peaches on top and scatter with the remaining raspberries. Drizzle with the remaining sauce and dust lightly with icing sugar. Serve without delay.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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sallymoonbeam's picture
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Most people seem to love a Pavlova and this one will certainly not disappoint.

aline1's picture
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Delicious. I am a real fan of meringues and this did not disappoint.

awijeyekoon's picture
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Made this several times now for friends and family, and each time got so many compliments! Great recipe and very easy to make.

masterfox_86's picture
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Served this for friends when they came over for dinner and they thought it was wonderful. My meringue crumbled a lot when I transfered it to the plate which was a shame, but it was easily hidden by the cream, fruit and sauce.

A delicious combination, I'll be making this again!