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Individual Pavlovas with Figs and Peaches

Pavlovas are a naturally gluten-free dessert great year-round. Topped with whipped cream, peaches, and dried figs, learn how to make individual pavlovas
Course: Dessert
Keyword: how to make individual pavlovas, individual pavlovas
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 221kcal



  • 4 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 peaches medium, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1/4" slices
  • 1 1/2 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest


For the Meringue:

  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whip the egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar together with an electric mixer on medium-low speed in a large bowl until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase the mixer speed to medium- high and whip the whites to soft, billowy mounds, about 1 minute. Gradually whip in 1 cup of the sugar, about 1 minute. Continue to whip the whites until they are glossy and form stiff peaks.
  • Using a 1/2-cup measure, scoop six 1/2-cup mounds of the meringue onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart. Gently shape each meringue into a nest using the back of the spoon. Bake the meringues until they have smooth, dry, and firm exteriors, about 1 1/2 hours. Turn the oven off and let the meringues sit in the oven until completely dry and hard, about 2 hours.
  • In a large bowl, gently toss the peaches and the figs with the remaining tablespoon of sugar. Let the fruit sit at room temperature until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit is juicy, about 30 minutes.

For the Yogurt Sauce:

  • In a medium bowl whip the yogurt, vanilla, sugar and lime zest together.
  • To assemble, place the meringue nests on individual serving plates and spoon about 3 tablespoons yogurt sauce into each nest. Top with about 1/2 cup of the fruit, letting some fruit and juice fall onto the plate. Serve immediately.


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Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.3mg