Christmas Food

White Christmas Pavlova recipe

Spice up your pavlova this Christmas!

Serves: 20

Prep: 45 mins

Cook: 2 hour

Switch out your boring pavlova for this amazing recipe that is sure to impress the in-laws!


  • 8 egg whites, at room temperature

  • pinch of cream of tartar

  • 2 cups caster sugar

  • 1 tsp cornflour

  • 1 tsp white vinegar

  • rose pink liquid food colouring

  • 600ml thickened cream, whipped

  • 250g raspberries

  • 190g Turkish delight, torn (see Tip)

White Christmas:

  • 180g white chocolate, chopped

  • 1½ tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 cups rice bubbles

  • pink and gold sprinkles, to decorate

How to make the white Christmas pavlova:

  1. Preheat oven to 110°C. Mark an 18cm circle on two sheets of baking paper. Place each sheet onto a baking tray, marked-side down.

  2. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until firm peaks form. Gradually beat in caster sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved after each addition. Beat in cornflour and vinegar.

  3. Divide mixture evenly between the two circles on prepared trays. Dip a skewer into food colouring and run around edge of meringue. Using a small spatula, shape meringue into pavlovas, creating a light marbled effect. Bake 1 hour 30 mins to 1 hour 45 mins or until meringues are crisp and dry. Turn oven off. Cool meringues in oven with door ajar.

  4. For the white Christmas place white chocolate and oil in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High 1 to 2 mins or until melted and smooth. Add rice bubbles, stirring well to coat. Spread out onto a baking paper-lined tray. Decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until set.

  5. Roughly crumble white Christmas. Place one pavlova on a serving plate. Top with half the cream, raspberries, Turkish delight and white Christmas. Repeat with remaining pavlova and toppings. Serve immediately.

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