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Cherry and Chocolate Pavlova

ZZ2 Sweet Cherries are our beautiful offering of super fruit that are the new darlings of consumers and chefs alike. Eat them fresh or make a pavlova … either way, is a great way to enjoy them!

Cherry and Chocolate Pavlova



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For the swiss meringue

4 egg whites, room temperature

1 cup of sugar

Pinch of cream of tartar

Dutch process cocoa powder

For the topping

2 cups whipping cream

600 grams ZZ2 Sweet Cherries

½ cup chopped pistachios

Dark Chocolate shavings


Preheat oven to 100˚ C. In a heatproof bowl combine the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. Fill a medium pot with hot water and heat to a medium boil over medium heat. Place the heatproof bowl on top of the pot and whisk with a hand mixer until the mixture is silky with high peaks and warm to the touch. Take the bowl off the heat and mix further until the mixture is completely cool. Spread the mixture into two even circles on a baking paper lined baking sheet. Alternatively make individual meringues by making smaller circles on the lined baking sheet. Swirl the cocoa powder through the meringue, careful not to mix too much. Bake for 90 minutes and then turn the oven off to cool with the meringues inside for another 30-60 minutes. Whisk the cream till stiff peaks form. Place the first meringue on a serving plate or cake stand. Top the first meringue with cream, cherries, pistachios and chocolate shavings. Place the second layer on top and repeat with cream, cherries, pistachios and chocolate shavings.

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