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Heart shaped pavlova

Heart Shaped Mini Pavlovas

Make mini heart shaped pavlovas for the ones you love. These are perfect for Valentine's Day or for a bridal or baby shower. They are crunchy, light and so delicious!

Author Kami - NoBiggie.net

Ingredients

For the Meringue:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fresh berries
  • lemon curd

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Crack and separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Put the egg whites in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer or a hand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Slowly whisk in the sugar a little at a time until completely mixed in. The mixture will be shiny.

  3. Select which tip you want to pipe with, or just cut the corner of a plastic bag for a simple look. Using a piping bag or gallon sized plastic bag, fill the bag with the meringue mixture. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Pipe out your mixture into 2-3inch heart shapes. Add a second row of piped meringue to the outer edge to build up the edge. (These will grow a little while baking).

  4. Reduce oven temperature to 275 and place the meringues in the oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes (Depending on size of meringues - for smaller sizes cook less time, for larger cook for a little longer). These will come out an almond color when baked.
  5. Let them cool. Store in a dry place in an open container - Do NOT put in a container with a lid as the meringues will sweat. These can be made up to a week before if you keep them in an open container.

For the Toppings:

  1. Whip the heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form. Place frosting tip into a gallon sized plastic bag and fill with the whipped cream. 

  2. *Optional: Add Lemon Curd. Gently spoon on lemon curd into the middle of each meringue in the shape of a heart. 

  3. Pipe the sweet whipped cream onto the top of the meringues in the shape of a heart. Add a raspberry (or two) to each one.

  4. With the whipped cream on each one, keep chilled in the fridge up to 4 hours until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

The meringues will soften slightly after refrigeration, but they still taste amazing.