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Pear Pavlova

Recipe photo courtesy of James Baigre

This Australian dessert is traditionally topped with passion fruit, strawberries, or kiwi, but we used pears poached in red wine, which provide a spicy, fragrant twist.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2002
Servings

Ingredients

FOR PEARS

FOR MERINGUE BASE

FOR TOPPINGS

Directions

Cook's Notes

When whipping meringue, make sure the mixing bowl is spotless and dry and the egg whites are free of any yolk. Superfine sugar contributes to the lightness of the meringue. To serve 6, you need 3 pears, but poach a few extra -- they're luscious served with vanilla ice cream. Refrigerate in poaching syrup for a week.

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  • coguenther
    30 DEC, 2015
    This dessert is fantastic - it's as beautiful as it is delicious. Poaching the pears gives your kitchen a lovely aroma as well. I highly recommend this for entertaining. My guests loved it.
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  • tawnyat
    18 JAN, 2008
    This dessert has that "WOW" effect when you enter the room with it. Its really not that hard and its very tasty! One of my favorites!
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