Individual Summer Berry Pavlova

Photo credit: Michael Tourigny

Here’s a single-serving way to make pavlova. This divine dessert features sweet pillows of meringue irresistibly topped with whipped cream and fresh summer berries. The meringues could be made up to a day in advance. After cooling and drying, leave them on the baking sheet, cover and store at room temperature until needed.

Preparation time: 20-25 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hrs 20 minutes

Makes: 8 servings

3 large egg whites

1⁄2 tsp cream of tartar

3/4 cup berry (extra fine) sugar (see Note)

1 cup whipping cream

1 oz. orange liqueur (optional)

16 small to medium strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blueberries or blackberries, or mix of both

1/4 cup B.C. fruit syrup, such as blueberry or raspberry (optional; see Note)

icing sugar for dusting

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