Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas for two people! This easy romantic dessert is impressive and so fun to share!
My friend, Christina from Dessert for Two is here to show you Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas! Like Christina, I enjoy myself a tasty treat, but if I make a full recipe of brownies, it’s Sunny with a 90% chance I’m eating a full recipe of brownies. In the span of an hour.
When Christina and I found each other, I was instantly drawn to the genius of her site: desserts for TWO people, not 12. Making a scaled-down recipe is my only hope for not hovering over a pyrex dish with a spoon at 10pm. I’m also smitten by Christina’s supercalifragilisticness…she whips out a mean moonshine cocktail, is a badass yogi, and also makes tasty Dinners for Two.
I’ll let the expert do the talking now. Welcome, Christina, and thanks for joining us!
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Well well well, what do we have here? It looks like Ms. Julia let a dessert-crazed lady take over her site today. And that crazy lady is me, Christina of the blog Dessert for Two! It’s so nice to be here, friends. I’ve been a fan of Julia’s delicious recipes and beautiful food photos for quite some time. Plus, I’m in awe of her because she’s from one of my favorite places on earth, Lake Tahoe. I want to shred the gnar on the mountain with her someday. (Did I use that phrase right, Julia? Heavens, send help.) < – – – Julia’s Note: yes, yes you did, my dear. Let’s go huck the pallisades.
While most of my dessert creations are pumped with sugar, butter and flour, I took it easy this time around. I piped these cute meringue shells out (but you could also use two spoons instead of a piping bag), and baked them until crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Then, I filled these beauties with whipped cream. Alternately, you could use my recipe for coconut whipped cream). I piled that whipped cream high with fresh berries. I used blackberries and strawberries because they’re my favorite, but feel free to use pomegranate arils, raspberries, cherries, whatever your heart desires!
This recipe makes four mini tarts. If you remember my blog name, desserts that serve two is kinda my bag. But, if you have lots of pavlova eaters to serve, just scale up the recipe. So easy! One egg white makes four two-bite tarts. Scale up accordingly.
Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas
Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas are a simple, fresh dessert recipe perfect for entertaining guests!
- 1 cold egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cold heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- splash of vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed berries, washed and chopped
- First, make the meringues. Preheat the oven to 200° and have ready a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, add the cold egg white and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer until foamy and soft peaks start to form. Then, slowly stream in the granulated sugar while continuing to beat on medium speed. When it has stiff peaks, stop mixing. At this point, you can scrape it into a piping bag. If you’re not using a piping bag, have two spoons ready. Use two spoons (or the piping bag) to make four circles of meringue on the baking sheet. Use a spoon to make a slight divot in each circle to hold the fillings later.
- Bake for 45 minutes, and then turn off oven and let cool for 1 hour. Do not open the oven during the cooling process. The meringues should not appear sticky to the touch, though the insides may be.
- After cooling the meringues, move them to serving platter. Make the whipped cream by beating together the heavy cream and powdered sugar. Add a splash of vanilla when the cream has soft peaks. Divide the whipped cream between the meringue shells. Top with the mixed berries and serve.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 1Unsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 42gFiber 2gSugar 39gProtein 3g
Thursday 4th of March 2021
First time on this site making a recipe and I think it should be clarified that in step 1 that 200° is Fahrenheit not Celsius (which is the temp I set my oven too and was way too high!). I quickly realized that and turned down the temp when I was putting the meringue in the oven.
Otherwise great recipe!
Friday 25th of October 2019
Apologies but i need to ask if thats 200C or 200F...
Thursday 25th of December 2014
These will be my New Year's Eve treat - been looking for them forever, and now after all the holiday food, I want something sweet but not over the top for my husband and me. Am going to make a lemon curd to use the egg yolks. Just the right portion for the two us. Happy New Year and hope you are enjoying a sweet Christmas 2014!
Tuesday 30th of December 2014
Woop woop! So happy to hear you're going to make the pavlovas on NYE! I hope you had a great Xmas, and Happy New Year to you, too!
Sunday 27th of July 2014
Thank you! I came across these little things awhile back, but didn't know what they were. I've been looking for them ever since. This makes my whole day! Also, I love the mini servings and what seems to be a much shorter time in the oven. This is a win a million times over!
Saturday 8th of March 2014
These ARE AMAZING! My 5 & 3 year old girls fell in love too! Thank you! Our new favorite dessert!