Recipes and Cooking Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries Light and airy meringue complements tart lemon curd and fresh berries perfectly for a sweet dessert option. By Alexis deBoschnek Alexis deBoschnek Instagram Website Alexis deBoschnek is a veteran recipe developer and viral video host based in the Catskills in upstate New York. Her debut cookbook, To the Last Bite (April 2022; ), features 100 recipes that guide home cooks to make the most of each and every ingredient, and eliminate food waste in creative ways – from using leftover carrot tops, to fresh herbs, egg whites, and more. To the Last Bite is an ode to the Catskills and Alexis's mother, a master gardener and home cook who designed and grew the family's expansive vegetable and herb garden, and taught Alexis everything she knows about gardening and cooking, including the precise moment vegetables are ripe for picking, how to compost back into the garden's soil, cooking in a sustainable way that minimizes food waste in the kitchen, and so much more.Raised on a farm in the Catskills, Alexis is a longtime editorial writer and recipe developer who has been on staff at Eater, TastingTable and Buzzfeed, and contributed to outlets like Food52, The Kitchn, Complex's First We Feast and Chowhound, among others. Most recently, Alexis was the longtime Senior Test Kitchen Manager and on-camera talent at Buzzfeed's Tasty, where she hosted the original viral video series "Chef Out of Water" and "Friend in Town" which has racked up tens of millions of views. She is currently a video host for Better Homes & Gardens show, "Then & Now." Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 7, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Shirley Cheng Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 4 mins Bake Time: 2 hrs Cool Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 3 hrs 24 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 9-inch stacked pavlova Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Meringue: 8 egg whites, at room temperature ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar Pinch of kosher salt 1 ¾ cup sugar Lemon Curd: 2 extra-large lemons 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 6 tablespoon water 6 egg yolks ½ cup butter, cut up Whipped Cream: 2 cup heavy cream ¼ cup powdered sugar 1 pint strawberries, sliced 1 pint raspberries 1 pint red currants, optional Directions Meringue Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Make the meringue: Add the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high speed, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Divide the meringue mixture evenly between the two baking sheets and spread into two 9-inch circles. Bake for 2 hours, then shut off the oven and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Lemon Curd: Remove 1 tbsp. zest and squeeze 6 Tbsp. juice from lemons. In a 2-qt. saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in zest, juice, and the water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Gradually stir half of the hot mixture into yolks; return to mixture in saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Transfer to a bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour or until ready to serve. Whipped Cream: Make the whipped cream: Add the heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on medium high speed until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Assemble the pavlova: Place one of the meringue rounds on a serving plate. Top with some of the lemon curd and some of the whipped cream. Place the second meringue round on top and repeat more of the curd and whipped cream. Serve with remaining curd, whipped cream, and berries. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 697 Calories 37g Fat 88g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 697 % Daily Value * Total Fat 37g 47% Saturated Fat 22g 110% Cholesterol 237mg 79% Sodium 180mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 88g 32% Total Sugars 80g Protein 9g Vitamin C 46.5mg 233% Calcium 87mg 7% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 337mg 7% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 42.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.