Rodelle Drunken Cherry Pavlova Recipe

Rodelle Drunken Cherry Pavlova Recipe

This is our chef’s favorite dessert! A light and creamy Valentine’s Day inspired recipe with layers of flavor! Such a beautiful and elegant dessert that you could use it for almost any occasion!



90 minutes




4 servings


Pavlova (meringue):

  • 1 Rodelle Vanilla Bean, split and scraped
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp white vinegar


  • 15oz canned cherries in syrup (Pitted Dark Sweet Cherries in Heavy Syrup)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 Rodelle Vanilla Beans, split and scraped
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • Dark chocolate shavings


  • Preheat oven to 350°F

Pavlova (meringue):

  • Add scraped Rodelle Vanilla Bean seeds into the sugar.
  • Whip egg whites to soft peaks, then add sugar a little at a time, until stiff peaks form (takes 15 or more minutes to develop really stiff peaks).
  • Fold in corn starch and vinegar until well blended. Whip for 5 more minutes.
  • Use a 4” or 6” ramekin to trace a 2-5 circles on parchment paper. Fill the circles with meringue.
  • After meringue is placed on paper, you will form a well in the middle, while building up the sides to create a bowl-like shape out of the meringue. The well is created to hold the filling.
  • Reduce heat to 220°F.
  • Put parchment paper with “meringue bowl” onto a cookie sheet. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Turn off oven, and let meringue cool inside.


  • While meringue is cooking, drain the syrup from cherries, do not rinse.
  • Put cherries in bowl along with rum and 1 scraped Rodelle Vanilla Bean seeds. Stir well. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.
  • After “meringue bowl” has finished cooking and cooling, make your whipped cream by combing heavy cream, sugar, and 1 scraped Rodelle Vanilla Bean seeds. Then whip until light and fluffy.
  • Fill cooled “meringue bowl” with whipped cream.
  • Using a slotted spoon, spoon the cherries on top of the whipped cream. Drizzle the rum/cherry juice over the top.
  • Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

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Summertime Pavlova Party

Summertime Pavlova Party

August 1st, 2018

We love the lush elegance of a pavlova all year long, but this airy dessert is the perfect thing for summertime! The light, meringue-based treat is a lovely base for summer flavors. Another bonus of pavlovas are that they are naturally gluten-free...

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