Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

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Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce


 


Hi friends!  I know I always say this, but holy cow I’m ready for the weekend!  Woot!  I’ve had a week of first world problems over here.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

My website broke over the weekend and I handled that like a two year old throwing tantrums and ended up in the fetal position under my desk sucking my thumb.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

There was much nail biting and teeth gnashing to go along with the hysterics.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

Chris was impressed.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

I mean, really.  Who wouldn’t be?

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

 

So we got that problem fixed and went to the garden center.  We got almost all of our spring plants and brought them home and planted them in our garden Sunday morning.  That was fun and inspiring.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

But seriously, when your website breaks all bets are off!  The rest of Sunday was spent day drinking getting manicures and pedicures with Lisa and friends.  Then dinner out and more booze a lovely dinner of crab legs.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

All was well with the world.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

Until the dishwasher broke.  I KNOW!  One of the worst first world problems ever!

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

I’m fairly certain my food blogger friends out there totally get the magnitude of this event.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

Or any of my friends who made dinner.  EVER!

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

So, then exercise gets your endorphins or some other kind of happy business going, right?  It’s supposed to put you in a good mood, right?

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

Ummmm, could someone please inform the hundreds of creepy inch worms dangling from spider web things in the trees  that I do not like them attacking me while running to get said mood elevated.  It really just freaks me out and is a total buzzkill.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

So that was the excitement of my week.  I do not know what in tarnation I have done to deserve this onslaught of broken things and creepy worms, but I certainly hope to improve my karma for next week!

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

At least it’s spring and that means renewal and hope.  And berries!  Since I don’t have an abundance of luck this week, at least I have an abundance of berries!  Fruit to the rescue!

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

And meringue!  I have to be honest and keep things real here.  I never thought I liked meringue.  I’m not really sure of the reason.  Maybe because it looks like marshmallow and I don’t love that.  I was totally wrong.  This stuff is delicious.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

I was watching Ina on the Food Network make something like this and had a complete compulsion to take my abundance of berries and make this happen.  I’m so glad I did.

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

 

I leave you to your upcoming weekend plans with an opportunity to enter to win a $300 Amazon gift card.  This giveaway is open to everyone 18 years or older who is a resident of the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom.  It’s running until April 28.  Scroll down for your chance to win! Good Luck!!!!

P.S. I hope you have no broken appliances or attacks of the creepy inch worms!

 

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

Ingredients

    For the Pavlova
  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup blackberries
    For the Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
    For the Blueberry Sauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 180
  2. Draw a 9 inch circle on parchment paper using a plate as a guide, flip the parchment over to avoid transferring pencil to the meringue
  3. Add egg whites and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment
  4. Beat the egg whites and salt on high for about a minute or until firm
  5. Slowly add the sugar and continue beating on high for another couple of minutes or until you see stiff shiny peaks
  6. Sift cornstarch into egg whites, add vanilla bean paste and vinegar and fold into egg whites
  7. Turn meringue out onto the parchment paper circle and smooth to edges of the circle and make even thickness as possible
  8. Bake 1 1/2 hours
  9. Turn off oven and allow to cool for another hour or so with the door closed
  10. Invert meringue onto a plate or cake stand
    For the Whipped Cream
  1. Chill whisk and bowl of stand mixer in freeze for 20-30 minutes
  2. Make sure the cream is chilled, add to bowl of stand mixer with vanilla bean paste and sugar, attach whisk and whip until soft peaks form - about 3 minutes
    For the Blueberry Sauce
  1. Add blueberries, sugar, water to a small sauce pan, bring to a boil and simmer until thickens
  2. Set aside to cool
  3. Transfer to food processor or blender and puree until smooth
    Assembly
  1. Spread whipped cream over the top center of the meringue leaving a 1 inch boarder around the edges
  2. Set blackberries around the edges and fill the middle with remaining blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries
  3. Top with blueberry sauce
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Adapted from Ina

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18 Responses to Mixed Berry Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

  1. Sounds like you had some kind of week, Rachelle!!! Bring on the weekend, right? We had soooo much snow here yesterday that we had to dig out from, so I’m totally looking forward to the weekend, too (but, then again, when am I not, lol).

    This Pavlova looks so so pretty! I’ve never attempted to make one, but after seeing your recipe, I’d love to try. All those berries on top got me dreaming of beautiful breezy summer days and I could use a little of that right now 🙂 Absolutely gorgeous!! Pinning!

  2. Oh geez. It sounds like you’ve had a heck of a week. I’m like you when anything gows wrong with my site. Katy, bar the door because I turn into an evil banshee when something happens there. And then the dishwasher?? Well, our ice maker in the fridge has been broken forever. Does that count as a first world problem? I didn’t think I loved pavlovas either, but after seeing these photos you’ve convinced me. I need to give this berry-loaded deliciousness a shot!

  3. I knew about your site, but I didn’t know about your dishwasher, Rach! I have an offer for you – you come and plant me a garden (because I do NOT have a green thumb) and I will give you my dishwasher… because I never use it. For real, I haven’t used a dish washer in over 5 years, so you can totally have it if you plant me a garden. 🙂 Anyways, kitchen and site mishaps aside, it sounds like ya’ll had a fabulous weekend! I’m SO glad you are posting this pavlova!! Absolutely gorgeous and beyond perfect for spring and summer! I want to face plant into this beauty and just live there, for eternity. 😉 Pinned! Cheers, sweets! xo
    P.s. I’m not the biggest fan of marshmallows but I love meringues. 😉 #GreatTasteBudsCraveAlike

  4. This spring pavlova is the prettiest thing ever! I love love love meringues, but initially thought I didn’t because I hated marshmallows, too. But now I’ve come to the realization I love them both, and my life is richer in the form of pavlova and rice krispie treats 🙂 PS: congrats for surviving a hellish week. Creepy dangling worms? No thanks!

  5. Yikes! What a week you’ve had. Sounds like you could use a cocktail (or two..or seven) tonight. I HATE website crashes, they are the absolute worst, I too have been known to throw a temper tantrum when that happens, so don’t worry – you’re not alone. Loving this pavlova! Gorgeous spring-inspired dessert that I I would not be trusted with because that berry sauce looks too good. Cheers to the weekend!

  6. It seems like loads of people have been having blog problems recently. I totally don’t handle it well when it happens to me.
    This looks beautiful! I went so many years thinking I hated pavlova, and then I actually tried it and realised I had been missing out.

  7. This pavlova is gorgeous! You and Ina sure know what you’re doing! Sorry for all the mishaps but it sounds like you handled them like a champ! Hahahha! No, I’ve been there – and it is not fun(!) but I’m sure a few bites of this beauty erased all the pain of the day!

  8. ahahahha i love that your problems are solved with alcohol. MINE TOO!! that’s the best way to go about it sometimes… so glad that your website is back up and at er. also this pavlova looks insane. i dont know if i could make this without it all falling over

  9. First off, delicious crab legs will solve any problem in the whole wide world. Secondly, “creepy inch worms dangling from spider web things in the trees” is so wrong in so many ways and you should stop running ASAP and just stay inside. Thirdly, this mixed berry pavlova is everything I want in life and more. Plus, I feel like it’s healthy so I think I can eat it while on a sugar detox…right? Am I wrong here? It’s light, fluffy, and has fruit on top so I’m pretty sure that constitutes a health food. Lastly, I didn’t have a dishwasher for the whole month of February, so cry me a river…

  10. Goodness gracious….you sure do have more than your fair share of problems! I’m so glad you’ve survived and are moving forward! Just remember, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….right? This pavlova looks amazing! Especially all that fruit and the yummy blueberry sauce. It’s got to solve anything that’s wrong….although I’m not certain it can fix a broken dishwasher. Hope that one got fixed or maybe just replaced with a brand new one 🙂 Here’s to a great weekend!

  11. It’s been my experience that whenever the dishwasher doesn’t work fate conspires to make sure that’s when every single dish in the house is dirty. Funny how that works, isn’t it? 😉
    This pavlova is absolutely showstopping. It looks so dramatic and beautiful with the berries on top. This would definitely gets “oohs” and “Ahs” from everyone.

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