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!

  • | Easy
  • | 90 mins
  • | 4 servings
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
Pavlova (meringue):
  1. Add scraped Rodelle Vanilla Bean seeds into the sugar.
  2. 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).
  3. Fold in corn starch and vinegar until well blended. Whip for 5 more minutes.
  4. Use a 4” or 6” ramekin to trace a 2-5 circles on parchment paper. Fill the circles with meringue.
  5. 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.
  6. Reduce heat to 220°F.
  7. Put parchment paper with “meringue bowl” onto a cookie sheet. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  8. Turn off oven, and let meringue cool inside.
Filling:
  1. While meringue is cooking, drain the syrup from cherries, do not rinse.
  2. Put cherries in bowl along with rum and 1 scraped Rodelle Vanilla Bean seeds. Stir well. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.
  3. 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.
  4. Fill cooled “meringue bowl” with whipped cream.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the cherries on top of the whipped cream.
  6. Drizzle the rum/cherry juice over the top.
  7. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.
Ingredients

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

Filling:

  • 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
Uses
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