Pavlova is one of my favorite desserts, many of my friends know it 😀 As I often had the opportunity to eat some very good ones in restaurants, especially with exotic fruits, I never tried to do it myself. But I wanted to try the pear-chocolate combination that I like a lot with this dessert. Pavlova is different layers and textures, meringue, whipped cream, fresh fruits, and a topping. So I respected this process with a mini-meringue (that I bought because making a perfect white meringue is a difficult task, but feel free to try), I also replaced the traditional whipped cream with a cream cheese mousse, which is lighter and it was a nice surprise because it’s delicious. Light and sweet, this mousse is a perfect twist for the whipped cream. With fresh pears and hot melting chocolate as a topping, I served this pavlovas is jars for the visual twist, and they didn’t last long!
Ingredients for 3 pavlovas:
- 3 mini-meringues
- 2 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 150g of cream cheese
- 3 ripe pears
- 10 dark chocolate squares
Make the cream cheese mousse:
Beat the egg whites, add the sugar and keep beating for a few seconds.
Mix together the vanilla powder (extracted from the bean) with the cream cheese and add it to the egg whites.
Put a small meringue in each jar, add the cream cheese mousse, until the 2/3 of the jar.
Peel the pears without cutting the top. Cut the 2/3 left of the fruits in small cubes and add the top of the pear on top of the jar with the cubes around.
In a boiling water bath, melt the chocolat and coat the pears with it.
Make some chocolate chunks and pour a few on top.
Serve quickly while the chocolate is still hot and melted.
What do you think about this recipe ? Will you try it ?