A pavlova is meringue topped with whipped cream and fruit–a fluffy cloud of pure heaven. It’s a sexy dessert to share with one plate and two spoons. You will be cracking the crunchy meringue and swirling cream dripping with passion fruit to your heart’s content! The dessert is named for a Russian ballerina–a romantic origin. Typical toppings include berries, kiwi, and passion fruit, and because tropical fruit is in season at the moment this version is ideal and works well for Valentine’s Day.
In the link below, Ina Garten gives good directions for the meringue (although I recommend baking at 225 rather than 180) and cream. For the passion fruit topping, simply slice the fruit in half and scoop out the seeds directly over the pavlova. Lovely!