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14 indulgent pavlova recipes with modern flavours

A classic pavlova is always popular at Christmas, but if you want your take on the dessert to stand out, we suggest trying some of these indulgent twists on the old favourite. Strawberries and kiwifruit have their place – but so do tamarillos, mangos, coconut, cherries, rhubarb and more!

Discover the trick to making the perfect pavlova with this easy how-to video.
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    Rhubarb and custard pavlova

    Christmas just isn’t Christmas without pavlova. Nici Wickes has dressed up this recipe with the wickedly good combo of rhubarb and custard, as well as strawberries and cream. It is knock-out fabulous!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Pavlova with Greek Yoghurt and Raspberries

    A timeless Australian dessert, we've put a healthy twist on the classic pavlova, using creamy Greek yoghurt and fresh raspberries to create an irresistible sweet treat for the whole family.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Coconut pavlovas with banana and passionfruit

    Want to give a twist to a Kiwi favourite for Christmas or a special occasion? Whip up these stunning individual pavlovas ahead of time, then lace them with fresh fruit and shredded coconut.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Caramel pavlova with rhubarb

    Try this famous Australian dessert for yourself with a modern addition of sweet caramel and rhubarb.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Chocolate cherry berry pavlova

    Chocolate cherry berry pavlova, chocolate recipe, brought to you by Australian Women's Weekly

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Single serve festive pavlovas

    Making individual pavlovas, which each person can load with as much cream, berries and coulis as they wish, is the way to go at Christmas. Getting the perfect balance of crunchy exterior and marshmallow centre can be tricky, but this recipe works every time!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Passionfruit and banana pavlova

    The combination of sweet banana and tangy passionfruit works beautifully together atop a sugary meringue base. With a dollop of whipped cream, you can create an irresistible pavlova that will win over the fussiest of eaters.

    Australian Table|

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    Pina colada pavlova

    This pina colada pavlova recipe creates a dessert to behold! Served with pineapple curd, coconut yoghurt cream and spiked with Malibu, this cake is a show stopping sweet finish