Closeup of a Mini Pavlova topped with fresh berries on a white plate

Mini Pavlovas

Meringues are a go-to gluten-free dessert for many people because they are naturally gluten-free. These Mini Pavlovas are adorable and versatile. Fill them with fresh berries or anything else you’d like for a show-stopping treat.

3.50 from 2 votes
Closeup of a Mini Pavlova topped with fresh berries on a white plate
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Mini Pavlovas

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cool Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian/New Zealand
Servings: 6 pavlovas
Calories: 248kcal


For the pavlovas:

  • 4 large egg whites , room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon (1.6 g) cream of tartar
  • 1 cup (200 g) caster sugar

For serving:

  • 1 cup (240 mL) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons (16 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Add the egg whites and cream of tartar to a large bowl. Use an electric mixer with a whisk attachment to beat the egg whites on medium-low speed until soft peaks form.
  • Once the egg whites can hold a soft peak, slowly add the caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, continuing to mix the whole time, until all the sugar is added. When the meringue is ready, it should be very thick.
  • Divide the meringue into 6-8 mounds on the prepared pan, leaving some space between each mound, as they will spread when they bake. (Bake on two baking sheets, if needed.) Form each mound into a round nest with an indentation in the center.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven for 3 hours to dry out and cool slowly. Remove from the oven, cool to room temperature, and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, make the whipped cream by beating together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
  • To serve, fill each mini pavlova with whipped cream and top with fresh berries.


Meringue can be weather sensitive. For best results, prepare these in a low-humidity environment on a dry day.


Nutrition Facts
Mini Pavlovas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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