There’s no occasion that can’t be improved with the addition of pavlova. Crunchy meringue, gooey on the inside, piled high with cream and the topping of your choice. It’s the perfect ending for a summer barbecue. Whether you prefer a classic pav with strawberries, a summer pav topped with juicy stone fruit or even a chocolate pavlova, our recipes will impress.
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Our classic pavlova recipe
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Mango and passionfruit pavlova
This iconic Australian dessert is made even more delicious with the addition of fresh tropical fruits. Whip up this gorgeous pavlova for a special occasion, birthday party or Christmas celebration.
Improve on perfection with the addition of tasty roasted hazelnuts to this fluffy, sugary meringue. Top with cream and fruit to create a beautiful pavlova for dessert.
Classic pavlova baked on a plate
This marshmallow-textured pavlova is cooked directly on the platter it’s served on, which eliminates the risk of breaking the fragile meringue when transferring it. Simply make sure the platter is plain, sturdy and ovenproof.
Peanut butter and jelly pavlova
Crushed peanuts and a quick strawberry jam combine to create a classic pavlova inspired by the staple student food – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Berry pavlova cheesecakes
A berry cheesecake filling sits atop a crisp meringue nest in this impressive dessert.
Pavlova with berry compote
A classic Aussie dessert, this beautiful meringue is divine topped with a sweet berry compote to create a brilliant pavlova.
The pavlova was so named because it was thought to be as light as the famous dancer, Anna Pavlova. We love that this version reminds us of her brightly coloured ballet tutu. It’s almost a shame to eat. Almost.
Christmas wreath pavlova
We share the best way to make a pavlova wreath! Topped with fresh berries, this festive treat is perfect for an Australian summer Christmas.
Lemon and passionfruit pavlova stack
Thanks to store-bought pavlovas and an easy lemon cream, this spectacular dessert is super-simple to create. Impress with ease this Christmas.
Strawberry and pomegranate pavlova roulade
Travel back to the old English countryside with this classic combination of cake, cream and strawberries. If you’re looking for something a little less traditional, switch up the flavours with lemon, almonds and berries.
Pavlova is a central part of many Christmas celebrations in Australia, and you can make yours even more spectacular with this towering meringue Christmas tree recipe.
Brown sugar pavlova with moscato poached pears and honeycomb
A modern twist on a classic Australian dessert, this pavlova is made with brown sugar, and piled high with syrupy sweet toppings.
Test kitchen secrets: How to make the perfect pavlova
Does your pavlova meringue crack, weep or just turn out different every time? We’ve asked the experts why, and have all the tips and tricks you’ll need for perfecting this classic Aussie dessert.
Pavlova with figs and pomegranate
Chocolate cherry berry pavlova
This decadent chocolate, cherries and mixed berry pavlova is the perfect way to end a dinner party, birthday celebration or date night.
Chocolate pavlova with raspberries
A mouth-watering chocolate pavlova with raspberries that’s sure to impress.
Rainbow pavlova cake
Get creative in the kitchen with this deliciously indulgent and colourful rainbow pavlova cake – the perfect treat to make with the kids! Fun, bright, and so delicious!
Pavlova with Greek Yoghurt and Raspberries
A timeless Australian dessert, we’ve put a healthy twist on the classic pavlova, using creamy Greek yoghurt and fresh raspberries to create an irresistible sweet treat for the whole family.
Caramel pavlova with rhubarb
Try this famous Australian dessert for yourself with a modern addition of sweet caramel and rhubarb.
Layered eggnog pavlova
This dessert is absolutely stunning with a beautiful rustic flare, layered eggnog pavlova could quickly become a family Christmas tradition.
Choc-mint mousse pavlova
Chocolate pavlovas with strawberry compote
Chocolate and strawberries are a match made in heaven and so are these luscious pavlovas. But be warned, it will be almost impossible to stop at one.
Coconut pavlovas with banana and passionfruit
Want to give a twist to an Australian favourite for Christmas or a special occasion? Whip up these stunning individual pavlovas ahead of then lace with fresh fruit and shredded coconut.
Warm chocolate pavlovas
The creaminess of the ice cream and chocolate sauce is a delectable texture contrast to the crunchiness of the pavlova. You can serve this with a berry compote as well if you like.
Mini pavlovas with vanilla syrup strawberries
You could experiment with a variety of different berry toppings here. Whatever you choose, you just can’t beat a pav topped with whipped cream and berries and drenched in syrup.
Chocolate on chocolate pavlova
Give into temptation with this rich chocolate sensation. Forget the traditional fruity pavlova topping. Let the layer of meringue melt in your mouth while chunks of dark chocolate blend with smooth chocolate sauce and cream.
Pavlova with berries and cream
Named after the Russian ballerina, the pavlova is a familiar and well loved Antipodean dessert. You can experiment with all kinds of fruit toppings, but berries and cream is always a winner.
Why choose between your favourite two Aussie desserts when you can get the best of both worlds and make these individual pavlova trifles.
Pavlova fruit roll
The beauty of this recipe is that you have the delicious taste of a pavlova with a much shorter cooking time. Rolling the meringue in this way results in a bright, fruit filled centre that looks exquisite on the plate.