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Mini pavlovas with citrus on top.

Mini Citrus Pavlovas

Teri & Jenny
5 from 3 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 8
Calories 362 kcal


  • 5 whole citrus fruits of choice (we used 2 navel oranges, 2 blood oranges, 1 small grapefruit)


  • 4 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar

whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • crushed pistachios
  • honey for drizzling


  • Slice ends of each citrus off with a knife and then slice remaining peel off, so each fruit is still whole, but both peel and outer membrane has been removed. Thinly slice each fruit so you have thin rounds and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Pour egg whites into the well of a stand mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment and beat on high until stiff peaks form.
  • With the motor running add 3/4 cup of the sugar, 2 tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated.
  • Combine salt, cornstarch and vinegar in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Pour mixture into the beaten egg whites, along with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and continue to beat together until mixture becomes fluffy, glossy and stiff peaks form.
  • Spoon mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet, into 4” rounds, 2” apart, slightly flattening the tops with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, then turn the oven off, open the door a crack, and allow mini pavlovas to sit in the oven for an additional hour to dry out.
  • Remove pavlovas from oven and transfer to a large platter.
  • In a mixing bowl beat together the cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Place a large dollop of whipped cream over each pavlova and top with a few slices of prepared citrus rounds.
  • Lightly dust pavlovas with powdered sugar, top with pistachios and drizzle with honey (if using) and serve.


Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 2gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 622IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pavlova
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