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Best pavlova recipes

From summer berry stacked meringues to showstopping Baileys and chocolate pavlova for festive entertaining, check out our unique desserts to impress your guests all year round

Looking for the perfect pavlova recipe? Here’s how to make the classic pavlova dessert along with unique variations with seasonal pavlova toppings, from peach to rhubarb, summer berries to festive Baileys.


First up, here’s how to create perfect stiff meringue peaks for your pavlova

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Pavlova recipes

Classic pavlova

This simple summery dessert serves eight people and is super easy to make following the step-by-step guide. Our take on this classic British pud is topped with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and drizzled with a homemade berry sauce.

Very Berry Pavlova Recipe

Mini pavlovas

Go old-school with these mini pavlovas, raised above and beyond with white chocolate cream and rosé raspberry syrup.

Mini Pavlova Recipe with Raspberry Syrup

Baileys chocolate pavlova

Check out this indulgent Baileys pavlova recipe.  You can make the hassle-free pavlova base the day before, then whip up your filling just before serving. A perfect alternative to your Christmas pudding, this chocolatey Irish cream dessert can be stored in a large airtight box or wrapped, on its tray, in clingfilm or foil to keep the air out. It’s also gluten free. Check out more of our Baileys desserts 

Baileys Pavlova Recipe

Passion fruit pavlova

A crown of crisp meringue, made irresistible with tangy lemon and passion fruit curd, whipped cream and melted white chocolate. This easy pavlova recipe is perfect for entertaining.

Griddled peach pavlova with mascarpone cream

Whisk your mascarpone and griddle your peaches. This foolproof peach pavlova is a modern take on a classic family dessert recipe. The chewy marshmallow filling encased by the perfect amount of crunch is sure to be a showstopper at your next summer dinner party.

Peach Pavlova Recipe with Mascarpone Cream

Rhubarb and custard pavlova

Rhubarb and custard is a classic British combination, and piled on top of feather-light meringue it’s even better. This easy-to-make pavlova serves 8-10 people and is sure to make an impressive dinner party dessert.

Rhubarb and Custard Pavlova Recipe

Black Forest pavlova

Impress friends and family over the festive season with our stunning black forest meringue tower. This gorgeous Christmas dessert is filled with dark chocolate ganache, boozy cherries and mascarpone cream. Pure indulgence!


Elderflower and kiwi pavlova

Elderflower, kiwi and pavlova: three words we love. Put them all together in this easy-to-make meringue dinner party dessert recipe. This almond-topped summery treat is designed to impress friends and family.

Elderflower and Kiwi Pavlova Recipe

Quick and easy pavlova

Everyone needs a basic pavlova recipe, get perfect results every time with this quick recipe. This beginner recipe provides the perfect combination of crunchy and gooey meringue with an endless variety of toppings.

Classic Pavlova Recipe

Pink rhubarb pavlova

Check out our super British take on a pavlova recipe: spoil yourself with home-made meringue, rhubarb, and double cream. Its zingy-sweet taste, velvety filling and bright pink colour makes it a winner every time. Best made between April and June for the finest rhubarb crop.

Rhubarb Pavlova Recipe

Strawberry pavlova

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years. This delicious, light pavlova requires little effort but produces perfect results every time. Make the pav the day before and then whip the cream and prepare the fruit at the last minute for everyone to enjoy. More strawberry recipes to try here…

Strawberry Pavlova Recipe

Pistachio pavlova

Whip up this delicious pistachio meringue-based dessert and top with fresh strawberries, raspberries and home-made whipped cream for a truly indulgent treat.

Pistachio Pavlova Recipe

Blackberry pavlova

Blackberries are one of our fruity favourites and the hedgerows are full of wild ones in September. Show them off in this delicious pavlova topped with vanilla cream.

Blackberry Pavlovas Recipe