Christmas Pavlova Wreath

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


Christmas Pavlova is a stunning centrepiece and makes a Christmas dessert recipe to remember. There are multiple ways to decorate this Christmas wreath recipe.



  • 6 large egg whites
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 600ml (20fl oz) double cream
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla bean paste
  • 700g (1½lb) fruit of your choice
  • Mint leaves, to decorate
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 140˚C/fan 120˚C/280˚F/gas 1.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and draw a 30cm circle on the paper. Draw a 15cm circle in the centre of the 30cm circle.
  3. Put the egg whites in a clean mixing bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until soft peaks form.
  4. Add the sugar a little at a time while whisking on maximum speed. The mixture should be stiff and glossy.
  5. In a cup, make a slurry with the cornflour and vinegar, then add to the egg whites.
  6. Spoon the meringue onto the ring drawn on the baking parchment.
  7. Carefully flatten the mixture so that cream and fruit can be placed on top later. Keep in mind that the meringue will expand in all directions in the oven.
  8. Slide into the meringue into and bake for 1 hour. You can leave it overnight to dry out but it needs leaving alone for at least one hour.
  9. Whip the cream and vanilla paste until barely stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.
  10. Spoon the cream onto the meringue then arrange the fruit on top.
  11. Finish off with mint leaves and a dusting of icing sugar.


  • Berries work especially well with pavlova. You can use a mix like I did, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Tropical fruit such as kiwi and mango also work well.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Australian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 30 g
  • Sodium: 28 mg
  • Fat: 14.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.8 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 52 mg

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