Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cherry Pie and Cream Pavlova (Okie Pavlova) #‎BloggerCLUE


Welcome to the first 2015 Blogger C.L.U.E  Society Challenge.  The theme this month was something sparkly, shiny or made with champagne.   I was assigned Kelli from Kelli's Kitchen.

Kelli and her blog were a new find for the New Year.  I eagerly looked though her recipes in search of a recipe that could fit the theme.  It did not take me long before I found the fun Okie Pavlova.  

I love making meringues and pavlovas.  They are easy to make (if you have a stand mixer or even a handheld electric mixer) and they are inexpensive since it's basically egg whites and sugar.  What I love about pavlova's is that they are so versatile.  You can basically fill it with so many creams, custards, curds, puddings, fruits, toppings etc...    I loved Kelli's Okie version with the cherry pie filling.  I always have cherry pie filling and Cool Whip in my house because they make for a quick dessert anytime.  

I knew as soon as I saw her pavlova photo that it had to be the dish I shared from her site.  I did not even have to make any special trips to the grocery store for ingredients, it was all there in my kitchen begging for me to make it. 

So how does this fit the theme, if you have ever made meringue you will notice how "shiny" the uncooked meringue gets just as you are finishing whipping those eggs.  It's a gorgeous shine.  I also love how "sparkly" the cherry pie filling looks on top of the pavlova.    

I really enjoyed visiting Kelli's Kitchen and so will you so don't forget to stop by and check out her fun and delicious recipes.

4 egg whites – room temperature
1 ¼ Cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 Pint heavy whipping cream (or Cool Whip)
Fresh Fruit (or Pie Filling)
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup – optional

Directions: For step by step photos and directions go to Kelli's Kitchen

1. Preheat oven to 300 F or 150 C.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and draw a 9 inch circle in the middle of it.

3. Beat eggs until stiff peak, then add 1 Tablespoon of sugar at a time mixing well each time.
4. Whisked together before folding the vanilla, lemon juice, and cornstarch then fold in into the whipped eggs whites.
5.  Spoon the meringue inside the circle and then fill in that circle.   Leave a indentation in the middle of the meringue for the filling. 
6. Put the meringue in the oven for about 1 hour.
7. Take out and let it cool completely on a wire rack (on the parchment)
8.  Carefully put the meringue on a platter or cake stand.
9.  Fill the indention with  Cool Whip.
10. Strain the cherry pie filling and spoon on top.
11.  Drizzle with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and enjoy!
12.  Store in a covered container in the fridge.

Check out the recipes from the group with these links:


  1. I'm a huge pavlova fan, too! And this easy version looks scrumptious, Ramona!!!

  2. yes I agree they are easy to make when you have a hand mixer. We had to make them by hand during college time, which was tedious. The best part of pavlova is that it's irresistible sweet and great for the well being. =D I would be a happy girl now with your pavlova.

  3. I adore your gorgeous pavlova it is a mix of desserts!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. I don't think I've ever had a pavlova, much less made one but you make it sound so delicious (and easy!) that I've added it to my must-try list! :)

  5. Beautiful, Ramona! You did a great job on this pavlova. It looks so delicious. Those meringue bases are even great, all their own. ;)

  6. I've never tried making pavlova or even meringues for that matter....its pretty easy looks like and love your pics!

  7. I've wanted to attempt pavlova for so long but have never been brave enough to do it. Good to know that they're easy. This version with cherries looks wonderful and fit for a New Year party!

  8. I have never made a pavlova but always wanted to! I may just have to use your recipe to make my first one. Great choice for blogger society!

  9. Pavlovas are one of my favorite treats! I love the cherries piled on this one, just beautiful!

  10. LOVE pavlova. And I confess I've never thought of drizzling them with chocolate or butterscotch syrup. Now, I'm going to have to try that... I'm thinking of so many options here...

  11. So fun! As an Okie myself, I give you a big OK seal of approval on this one. Kelli always has fun posts!

  12. How fun! I love the recipe title! They look fabulous and shiny. Happy New Year!

  13. I've never made meringue but I might have to try so I can make this. Looks delish!

  14. How beautiful and gorgeous yours looks and doesn't it taste delicious? I apologize for being so long in commenting but the day our posts were posted, I went down with the flu and just got up and around on Saturday - yep, nearly 2 weeks - it's a horrible thing! I'm so pleased that you chose and liked the dessert as much as we love it here! Thank you!

  15. This is one beauty of a dessert Ramona! Using the shine from the beaten egg whites and tying it to the theme was brilliant.


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