Bourbon Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Published On April 8, 2013 | By Jonathan Melendez | Dessert, Food

Some occasions in life just call for a fancy dessert. And for those occasions, a dessert with bourbon infused whipped cream and strawberry sauce fits the bill nicely. These show-stopping Bourbon Mixed Berry Pavlovas will leave any crowd wanting more with their incredible flavor and vibrant, eye-catching colors.

As we enter spring, we find ourselves looking for “lighter” desserts that don’t weigh us down. Heavy cakes laden with chocolate are cast off to the side, just for a bit, while fruity desserts take center stage. During this time, we begin to utilize the fruits in season. Why? Because not only are they more economical during this time, but they’re at the peak of their prime. Their flavors are most intensified during their season, leaving us with nothing but the fantastic flavors we yearn for in our desserts.

I decided to top these pavlovas with a combination of fresh berries–blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. But, if these berries don’t create a combination that is to your liking, feel free to omit or swap out any of them for fresh fruit that you do like. The meringue shells serve as a blank canvas, so you can transform this dessert into anything you can imagine.

 Jonathan Melendez is a contributor at The Boys Club and blogger at The Candid Appetite.

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Jonathan Melendez
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5 Responses to Bourbon Mixed Berry Pavlovas

  1. Caroline says:

    These are just gorgeous. I love pavlovas so much and have been wanting to make them…so glad I found your recipe. I’ll be putting these babies together soon! ;)

  2. Stacey says:

    This recipe was AMAZING!! This was my first time making Pavlova AND our first time tasting this dessert. We had a dinner party of 9 and this dessert was a hit. No pavlovas leftover. I didn’t have Bourbon in the house, so I substituted Amaretto….OOOOO that was so good. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. Adri says:

    What a great recipe, and your photographs are stunning! Bravo!

  4. Pavlovas are almost like a dieter’s dessert, since there’s no fat involved, and they taste so wonderful with the mixed berries. I make something similar but without the bourbon. That takes it to another level. gorgeous photographs too.

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