A homemade cake will always cause oohs and aahs in your visitors — and when they see you’ve prepared this Lemon Curd Pavlova, they will surely rave about it for years to come! Well, little they know that this creation is ready in mere minutes and with only 4 ingredients! No baking, no whipping, no beating needed. Just grab the ingredients and follow the instructions — and prepare to listen to huge praising about your baking skills!
This gorgeous Lemon Curd Pavlova is bursting with colors of spring. It makes a wonderful centerpiece for your Easter celebrations, or any time of a year when you want need a stunning but quick and easy dessert or cake.
Be sure to prepare the pavlova right before serving. If it waits too long — even just an hour — it will get soggy. So, your guests have to be waiting for the pavlova, not the pavlova waiting for your guests!
How to prepare the Easiest Ever Lemon Curd Pavlova
But that’s enough talk. Let’s take a look at how to prepare this unbelievably easy pavlova.
For the ingredients, you’ll need:
- Ready meringue crust
- 12 oz ready lemon curd
- 8-9 oz mini white chocolate eggs or white chocolate truffles
- 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
- (Optional: mint leaves for decoration)
- (Optional: powdered sugar for dusting)
First, place the meringue crust on a serving plate.
If you don’t have ready crushed pistachios, you can chop the pistachios with a knife. Be sure NOT to use salted pistachios, but unsalted ones!
Next, spread the lemon curd on the crust, leaving the decorative, piped edges uncovered.
Place the white chocolate eggs in the center.
Here we go.
Sprinkle the pistachios on the pavlova, mainly to the center but also a little bit on the edges.
Looks already gorgeous!
For the final touch, you can add some fresh mint leaves for decoration.
You can dust the pavlova still with powdered sugar.
Now, don’t let your guests wait any longer. Just bring your masterpiece to the table and prepare for the raves!
How to get some variation
Now, when you have seen how easy it is to prepare pavlova — and have heard the praising of your guests, I bet this recipe is going to be one of your keepers.
However, you might want to get some variation over time, and to make the dessert suit better for different occasions. No worries, that is easy!
For a summertime treat, replace the white chocolate eggs with berries, like strawberries or blackberries. Also, black currants and red currants provide delicious and tart flavor.
For a change, you might want to replace the lemon curd with lime curd or another type of curd. You can even prepare a holiday dessert with plum curd, if you happen to have some, or if you prepare some homemade plum curd. For the holiday pavlova, omit the chocolate eggs and decorate it with star anise and cinnamon sticks. Dust the pavlova with cinnamon. Hint: Ceylon cinnamon has gentler and more elegant taste, so I recommend to use it.
If you cannot find a ready meringue crust, it’s easy to prepare also yourself, especially if you use meringue powder.