Monday, August 10, 2009

Raspberry Vanilla Pavlova


You know when I took up the sugar-free, low fat challenge I really thought it would be easy to find recipes that were good in looks and in flavor. Well..lo and behold it definitely has been a challenge.
This is my second post for something light. It's a simple recipe for a classy dessert.


Raspberry Vanilla Pavlova

4 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 c granulated sugar

1 (1oz) pkg Jello Instant sugar-free pudding mix
1 c thawed Cool Whip (sugar-free/fat-free)
2 c fresh raspberries (or favorite fruit)
2 Tbsp powdered sugar

Heat oven to 225*. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed, for about 5 minutes or until SOFT peaks form. Add granulated sugar 1 Tbsp at a time until STIFF peaks form . Using a decorating bag on parchment covered sheet, pipe a 10" circle. (You can also just spread it with a spoon into your shape) Make sure sides are a little taller to hold your filling in.
Bake for 1 hour and 30 min. Leave in oven with door ajar and cool completely.
Meanwhile make your sugar-free pudding according to package ( I used directions for pie filling on side of package). Stir in thawed Cool Whip. Cover and refrigerate for 15 min.
Place cool meringue on your serving plate, fill center with pudding mix. Top with your fresh fruit and sprinkle on your powdered sugar.

This was so simple and I loved how it turned out. A real show stopper! It was sweet, light and so pretty!

15 comments:

Martha said...

Love pavolvas -- but did learn the hard way not to make it on a rainy day -- I ended up with marshmallow instead of a perfect meringue -- yours does look perfect!

once in a blue moon... said...

absolutely gorgeous! love your piping.

Maryrose said...

Looks delicious. I must try I have never had a pavlova. Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Gorgeous Pavlova! I'm so happy to have found your blog ~ I love it!
Very nice. :)

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

This looks fabulous. I saw Jamie Oliver do a pavlova...it had some kind of fruit, nuts, and drizzled chocolate. omg, sounds so good!

heartnsoulcooking said...

Looks WONDERFUL!!! and I beat it's delicious. THANKS!!! Geri

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Yum. This looks absolutely marvelous!

susan said...

You are right about the challenging part--My husband is a diabetic and I struggle to find desserts for him. This is beautiful. I like to make individual ones also!

Mary said...

This looks just wonderful. Your meringue is perfect. I think I may just have found the solution to my dessert dilemma for weekend guests.

Poppedijne said...

It sure does look great. Follow my blog and in 2 weeks I will give you a great alternative dessert, healthy and low in calorie's. I invented it when I was on a diet 3 years agoo.

honeysuckle said...

This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Beautiful!!

Shirley said...

Your dish looks as beautiful and delicious.

darnold23 said...

Beautiful pavlova. Thanks for sharing. We're sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

Blushing hostess said...

This is beautiful and pavlova is so much kinder to the hips!