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Brown Sugar Pavlova

This crisp pavlova is a dessert lover’s dream come true. By the time you add the red wine pear topper, you’ll be begging for mercy. Learn more about MetroCooking DC 2016!


  • 4 Egg Whites, room temp
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup +1 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar (150g)
  • 1/4 cup granulated Sugar (58g)
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

How to Make It

  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer on low speed, whisk the egg whites, salt, pepper and brown sugar until combined. Raise the speed to medium, and beat until soft peaks form (about 7-10 minutes).

  2. Gradually add the sugar. Beat the meringue to stiff peaks.

  3. Whisk in the vanilla and vinegar.

  4. Pipe the meringue into desired shape. Bake at 275-300F (convection oven) until crisp on the outside and evenly colored.

  5. Allow the meringue to cool to room temperature, then wrap. Keep wrapped or in an airtight container at all times.

  6. NOTE: Serve with Red Wine Poached Pears.