FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mixed Fruit Pavlova



Something I always wanted to attempt was to make a Pavlova! I have seen numerous videos and recipes ranging from various flavors to difference in sizes.

The recipe I used was for a Mixed Fruit Pavlova found on Epicurious. There is a detailed video and recipe which can be found HERE.

In the Pavlova I made, the fruit used were Mango, Strawberries, Grapes and Blackberries. Pleasantly surprised in the outcome of the meringues, which were chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. Filling the meringue with the pastry cream made the ideal "nest" for the fruit. By topping the fruit with apricot glaze was just the thing to bind all the fruit together, and the raspberry sauce was heavenly!



These will most definitely be on my list for summer desserts... something that is light and doesn't make you feel guilty after devouring every bite!


A Special Tribute for Mothers Day


I am hosting my first ever blog event, a Mothers Day tribute the weekend of May 8th. Please stop in and post photos and recipes or special heirloom items from your Mother and Grandmothers! If all goes well, I will have Mr. Linky up and running!

13 comments:

Joyce said...

This looks refreshing for a hot summer day. The first time I made this was years ago and I had no idea what it was. I was given a recipe for a cooking club and told to make 12 of them. Now a photo would of helped me but I had non and it was before PC. It took me forever as I made all 12 the size of a dinner plate. I had no idea I could make 12 mini ones. Talk about a novice baker and also dumb. I laugh now. Live and learn they say:) So every time I see this recipe I chuckle. Your Mothers day tribute sounds like fun. I will put on my thinking cap for sure.
Joyce

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my, that looks wonderful, Barb! I love the last shot! I am most definitely going to trot off to Epicurious and grab that recipe :)

Cynthia said...

Barb, the pavlova, the glazed fruit ... VERY pretty .. And I'm sure it was delicious with the addition of the pastry cream. Absolutely over the top.

I copied and pasted a recipe that Sol from Memories in the Baking posted on the CF a few years back. Since you've mastered the pavlova, it would be a cinch.

Here's a link to her photo.
Sol'spavlova

Foley said...

Cynthia - I remember that photo of Sol's - she has much better piping skills than I do !! lol

Thank you Susan!

Joyce - Hope you can make the tribute..

Rox at Carthage, SD said...

I would like to thank you for the wonderful assortment of recipes. You inspire me!
May I ask a question? What are the white trumpet shaped flowers on the right side bar of your blog?They look thick, bushy, & bright. I would very much appreciate direction as to where to locate seeds. Thank you in advance. rhunt(at)jacks(dot)sdstate(dot)edu

Marsha said...

Great looking dessert and such a pretty presentation. I am looking forward to the mother's day event - I better get my thinking cap on as well.

Jayne said...

OMG, Barb... that looks fabulous!

prof en retraite said...

Ohhhh this looks yummy! I have never had pavlova...I will have to try it!!...Debbie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh Yummmm! I've had a pavlova a couple of times & it was just heavenly. I really need to try this one! ♥ diane

Suzy said...

Ohhhhh this is on my list of things to do too. It looks so very pretty Barb!!! Great fruit selection.

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Oh Barb, that just took my breath away! I am another that has always planned on making pavlova, but haven't. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathleen said...

Uh oh, CPR needed for Debbie..:)
It does look wonderful! I've never had one...

Really Rainey said...

those chips look good and healthy! What brand are they?
Happy Cinco de Mayo
~Really Rainey~