Cinnamon Pavlova with apple-pear compote and mascarpone

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
60
min.
Preparation
90
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-10+
egg whites
¼ tsp salt
500 g sugar
30 g starch
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
pears
apple
60 ml lemon juice
vanilla bean
5 sprigs tarragon
60 ml heavy cream
10 g unsalted butter
120 ml caramel syrup
320 g mascarpone cheese
80 g confectioner’s sugar
tarragon (for garnish)
sliced almonds (toasted, for garnish)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • kitchen machine with whisk (e.g. Bosch OptiMUM)
  • rubber spatula
  • baking sheet
  • silicone baking mat
  • peeler
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl
  • pot (small)
  • saucepan
  • kitchen machine with paddle (e.g. Bosch OptiMUM)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
478
Protein
4g
Fat
16g
Carb
79g

Step 1/6

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Add egg whites and salt to a kitchen machine with whisk. Once foamy, add some sugar and beat for approx. 5 – 8 min. or until stiff peaks form. Add starch, vinegar, and half the vanilla extract and beat to combine. Add cinnamon and fold gently with a rubber spatula.
  • 6 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 350 sugar
  • 30 starch
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  •  tsp ground cinnamon
  • oven
  • kitchen machine with whisk (e.g. Bosch OptiMUM)
  • rubber spatula

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Add egg whites and salt to a kitchen machine with whisk. Once foamy, add some sugar and beat for approx. 5 – 8 min. or until stiff peaks form. Add starch, vinegar, and half the vanilla extract and beat to combine. Add cinnamon and fold gently with a rubber spatula.

Step 2/6

Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and gently flatten the meringue into shape. Reduce oven heat to 130°C/260°F and bake at for approx. 1.5 hrs. Remove and let cool.
  • baking sheet
  • silicone baking mat

Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and gently flatten the meringue into shape. Reduce oven heat to 130°C/260°F and bake at for approx. 1.5 hrs. Remove and let cool.

Step 3/6

Meanwhile, peel a pear and apple. Quarter, core, and dice them. Toss diced fruit with some lemon juice in a small bowl, then transfer to a small pot. Split and scrap vanilla bean and add the pod and seeds to the pot. Add tarragon, some sugar, and set over medium-high heat. Let simmer for approx. 10 min.
  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 5 sprigs tarragon
  • 50 sugar
  • peeler
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl
  • pot (small)

Meanwhile, peel a pear and apple. Quarter, core, and dice them. Toss diced fruit with some lemon juice in a small bowl, then transfer to a small pot. Split and scrap vanilla bean and add the pod and seeds to the pot. Add tarragon, some sugar, and set over medium-high heat. Let simmer for approx. 10 min.

Step 4/6

Add remaining sugar to a saucepan over medium-high heat and let caramelize. Once amber in color and completely dissolved, add heavy cream and stir to combine until thick and smooth. Add butter, stir to combine, and set aside.
  • 100 sugar
  • 60 ml heavy cream
  • 10 unsalted butter
  • saucepan
  • rubber spatula

Add remaining sugar to a saucepan over medium-high heat and let caramelize. Once amber in color and completely dissolved, add heavy cream and stir to combine until thick and smooth. Add butter, stir to combine, and set aside.

Step 5/6

For the poached pears, peel remaining pears. Quarter and core them, leaving stems for added decoration. Transfer to a saucepan with lemon juice. Add caramel syrup and heat over medium high until mixture boils. Remove from heat and let sit for at least 15 min.
  • 2 pears
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 120 ml caramel syrup
  • peeler
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • saucepan

For the poached pears, peel remaining pears. Quarter and core them, leaving stems for added decoration. Transfer to a saucepan with lemon juice. Add caramel syrup and heat over medium high until mixture boils. Remove from heat and let sit for at least 15 min.

Step 6/6

Add mascarpone cheese to a kitchen machine with paddle. Add confectioner’s sugar, remaining lemon juice, and remaining vanilla extract and mix until light and fluffy. Top cooled pavlova with whipped mascarpone and apple-pear compote. Garnish with poached pears and fresh tarragon. Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle toasted, sliced almonds over the top. Enjoy!
  • 320 mascarpone cheese
  • 80 confectioner’s sugar
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • tarragon (for garnish)
  • sliced almonds (toasted, for garnish)
  • kitchen machine with paddle (e.g. Bosch OptiMUM)

Add mascarpone cheese to a kitchen machine with paddle. Add confectioner’s sugar, remaining lemon juice, and remaining vanilla extract and mix until light and fluffy. Top cooled pavlova with whipped mascarpone and apple-pear compote. Garnish with poached pears and fresh tarragon. Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle toasted, sliced almonds over the top. Enjoy!