Christmas Recipe: Absolutely Last-Minute Mini Berry Pavlovas

Prep Time 20 mins | Cooking time 0 mins | Makes 10 pavlovas

The Christmas dessert to make when you forget to make Christmas dessert.

So it’s been a busy week getting ready for Christmas. You’ve won the battle of the carpark and shopping trolleys to get the ingredients and have spent hours cooking that turkey and all the trimmings. Your guests are minutes from ringing that door bell when you suddenly remember. Dessert! Thankfully you realise that you happen to have some meringue nests, berries and cream in your fridge. If not, the supermarket trip to get them will only take you a few minutes. In no time you’ve whipped up the perfect dessert for all your friends to share this Christmas, and here’s the recipe.


•400g Mixed berries, fresh or frozen (I used strawberries, blueberries and red currants)
•300mL thickened cream
•10 store bought mini pavlovas


Prepare the berries: Slice the strawberries in half leaving the leaves on if preferred. Trim the redcurrant into small bunches

Whip the cream. Place the cream into a medium bowl and beat using hand beaters for 5 minutes, or until whipped. A balloon whisk works just as well and as a bonus you get a free bicep workout.

Assemble the pavlovas: Spread 1 tablespoon cream over the top of each pavlova. Any leftover cream can be used as a garnish. Decorate the pavlovas with the berries. Carefully place onto a large serving platter. Cover with ling wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thanks very much for reading this year. I look forward to bringing you many more delicious recipes next year. In the mean time feel free to check out my posts via instagram and twitter for all my foodie adventures. I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Happy  Cooking and Keep Smiling,
Brendon 🙂



11 Comments Add yours

  1. boyandspoon says:

    great blog brendon – came across it looking for ways to use up the last of the summer berries before they disappear. checking out your recipe for coconut ice cream puddings next.


    1. Thanks very much for your kind words boyandspoon. I love finding and creating interesting ways to use up leftovers and I passionate about sharing simple tips and techniques to encourage people to use up their leftovers. Glad you liked the recipes.


  2. mschmidt87 says:

    Your pavlovas look delicious!! Would you mind checking mine out and letting me knkw what you think?

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    1. Thanks so much for getting in touch. I had a look at your website the other day. Love your design and the step by step photos. If I can offer a friendly bit of advice about lighting, I’d recommend shooting in daytime hours for the most natural source. Outdoors works a treat but if not you can shoot next to an open window for best results. Keep up the great work though. I’ve followed your blog so I can’t wait to read more recipes 😉


      1. mschmidt87 says:

        Hey thanks… Yes lighting is my issue as the pictures are too great… Im actually planning to get some lighting kit as soon as January salary comes in as in my apartment both windows are in shady place :/ thanks for your comment and I’m working in the pics so stay tuned :)… Thabks for the follow!!


        1. Hahahaha I know exactly how you feel. I had the same problems when I first started. Good luck, cant wait to see your posts 😉

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  3. Delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much yummyinsidemytummy


  4. Your pavlovas look gorgeous! I made mini ones last year for our Dessert and they were a hit. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Laila. Thats so cool. What toppings did you use? Merry Christmas to you too!


  5. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


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