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Strawberry Pavlova

Try this recipe for a stunning way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

from Taste of Home Celebrations

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 45 min
  • serves 12
Strawberry Pavlova

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced

    How to make it   1 hour

  • 1

    Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1-1/4 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Sprinkle cornstarch over egg white mixture; fold in. Fold in lemon juice and extract.

  • 2

    Coat a 14-in. pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon meringue onto pan, forming a 12-in. heart; build up edges slightly. Bake at 250° for 45-55 minutes or until crisp. Cool on pan on a wire rack.

  • 3

    In a mixing bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon over meringue; arrange strawberries over top. Serve immediately.