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Kiwi Blueberry Pavlova

After receiving the truckload of Kiwifruit from Zespri Singapore, it became apparent that simply eating 1 Kiwifruit a day would not suffice. Did you know that you are supposed to eat at least 9 servings of fruit a day in order to maintain optimum health? 1 serving is about the size of a Kiwifruit!

Seriously, I can’t envision myself downing 9 kiwis or other fruits every single day, in addition to eating my main meals. After wracking my brain for a while, I realised that the answer might be to incorporate the fruits themselves into the main meals. This way, you get your 9 servings without feeling like you’re on a mega fruit diet.

I don’t cook all that often but with the Kiwifruits all saying Hi every time I walked into the kitchen, I managed to summon up this recipe for a Pavlova. For those of you who don’t know, the Pavlova was invented in New Zealand! Wouldn’t you agree that it would be the perfect dish to incorporate my New Zealand Zespri Kiwifruit?!?!?!?!

For the record, prior to this, I have never ever baked a Pavlova before. In fact, I was warned that it is very difficult! But the reality couldn’t be further from that! It was really EASY PEASY. I got my recipe off Joy of Baking, which is a really useful baking website if you ever want to know more about the ins and outs of baking.

Kiwi Blueberry Pavlova (9)

Here’s a picture of the final Kiwi Blueberry Pavlova. I didn’t have any whipped cream, nor did I want to add more cream to this already sugar laden dessert so I made an impromptu Blueberry jam thingy to replace the cream. The whole combination of meringue, blueberry and kiwifruit tasted great! The tartness of the blueberries and the tanginess of the kiwifruit really helped to reduce the sweetness of the Pavlova. Asians tend to abhor Pavlovas because they can be too sweet (especially with the whipped cream and if you use sweet fruits like strawberries), but I think I can safely say that Kiwifruit and Blueberry would make a great topping that Asians would like. Scroll down for pictures of the baking process.

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