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Mixed Summer Fruit Pavlova

Ingredients

For the Meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

For the Topping

  • 2 peaches sliced
  • 2 kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 or so cups mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup fresh cherries pitted

For the Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180
  2. Add egg whites to bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment and whip on high for about 1 minute or until firm
  3. While mixer is still running on high, slowly add sugar and continue whipping for another 2 minutes or until you see shiny peaks
  4. Turn off mixer, sift in cornstarch, and fold in vanilla bean paste and vinegar
  5. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Turn out mixture onto parchment and spread into an even circular layer 9 - 10 inches wide
  7. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes, then turn off oven and leave in there for another 1.5 hours, turn over to cool completely on a wire rack
  8. Chill bowl and whisk attachment in freezer for 20 - 30 minutes
  9. Transfer heavy whipping cream, whisk on high, add sugar and vanilla bean paste
  10. Whip until stiff peaks form, 3 minutes or so - careful not to over whip or you will have butter!
  11. Transfer meringue to a platter
  12. Spread whipped cream over the top
  13. Arrange fruit and berries on top