The Strawberry-Kiwi flavored Pavlova with a Passion Fruit twist is a delightful reinvention of Missy’s favored meringue dessert. Originating from Australia and reminiscent of the Filipino Brazzo de Mercedes, this pavlova variant captures the essence of its vanilla predecessor but introduces a tantalizing combination of strawberry and kiwi flavors. The inclusion of passion fruit adds an exotic touch, creating a dessert as enchanting as the ballerina Anna Pavlova, after whom the dish is named. As with the classic Pavlova, whether in Australia or New Zealand, the universal appeal of this Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit remains uncontested, offering a unique and delightful culinary experience.

In preparing the Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit, the focus is on achieving the perfect meringue base that is crispy on the outside and marshmallow-soft inside. This texture is crucial to the success of the Strawberry-Kiwi flavored Pavlova, as it complements the fresh and juicy slices of strawberry and kiwi that are elegantly arranged on top. The passion fruit not only brings a vibrant visual appeal but also infuses the Pavlova with a zesty flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile. Missy’s interpretation of this dessert transforms it into a customizable masterpiece, where the Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit becomes a canvas for culinary creativity.

Missy’s Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit is more than just a dessert; it’s a representation of her memorable experiences abroad. This Strawberry-Kiwi flavored Pavlova, with its luscious layers of fruit and passion fruit drizzle, carries stories from her semester in Australia. Each serving of the Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a slice of Missy’s journey, shared with friends and family as they savor this exquisite fusion of flavors and cultures.

The Strawberry-Kiwi flavored Pavlova, especially when adorned with the tangy touch of passion fruit, is an ideal choice for any gathering. It stands out not only for its delightful taste but also for its captivating appearance. The Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit is a testament to how traditional desserts like the Australian Pavlova can be reimagined, bridging diverse culinary traditions in a harmonious and deliciously innovative way. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a special occasion, Missy’s Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with Passion Fruit is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, leaving a lasting impression on all who taste it.

Ingredients: 6-8 servings

  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups refined white sugar
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2-3 fresh kiwi fruits, thinly sliced
  • 8-10 fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh passion fruits (pulp only)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Optionally, lightly draw a 9-10” circle on the parchment as a guide.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on low speed until stiff peaks form (about 4-5 minutes). Set aside egg yolks for the best flan of your life! 
  3. Gradually add the sugar to the egg whites, about 1 tbsp at a time, while continuously beating. This process will take longer, about 30-35 minutes, to ensure that the sugar is fully incorporated and the meringue remains stable.
  4. Once the meringue is smooth and glossy, gently fold in the cornstarch and distilled white vinegar. Finally, fold in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gently scoop the meringue onto the prepared parchment paper, using the circle as a guide. Shape the meringue into a large, flat disc with a shallow center.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven on the center rack. Bake the pavlova at 225 degrees F for 2 hours.
  7. After baking, turn off the oven. Do not open the door; allow the pavlova to cool inside the oven for 1 hour minimum. Then, crack the oven door and let it cool completely for an additional 30-45 minutes. This slow cooling process is essential to prevent the pavlova from collapsing.
  8. The pavlova should be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Some cracking is normal.
  9. Once cooled, decorate the pavlova with the sliced kiwi and strawberries. Spoon the passion fruit pulp over the top for a final touch of tropical flavor.
  10. Serve this larger, Strawberry-Kiwi and Passion Fruit flavored pavlova as a stunning centerpiece at your next gathering. The doubled size makes it perfect for larger groups, offering a generous, flavorful dessert experience. Bon appetit!

Note: Pavlova is extremely delicate and everything is exact if you change anything you might end up having to start over. This amazingly delicious, Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with a touch of Passion fruits recipe infuses the classic pavlova with the delightful flavors of strawberry-kiwi and the tropical zest of passion fruit, creating a unique and delicious dessert. Actually, any fruit flavor of your choice will make you a tantalizing pavlova taste that you cannot deny!