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Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas were not in my posts’ schedule at all. The list I made included no bake desserts and salads for the summer and autumn was planned to start with baked stuff .

One simple early morning walk around the stands at street market changed my plans. Completely. Apricots and cherries are to be blamed for that.

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !
It is a tradition in my family to make jams and the jamming season starts with strawberries ย  .

My mother decided to make apricot jam during the weekend and it was a push for me to make a curd.
And then, it made me think โ€ฆ.. I am absolutely sure you know the momentโ€ฆโ€ฆ curd was not enough.
It takes only 18 minutes to make 3 cups of it. But, why shouldn’t I add some whipping cream ? ?
Yet, something was missing ! Something that would keep it all together. Meringue, for example !
I decided to make mini Pavlovas, instead of one bigger, cake like meringue …

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !
In spite of increasing kitchen temperature ( not while baking but later when you open the oven so Pavlovas are there for another 40 minutes, cooling slowly ) here we go.
If you find these babies inviting, I suggest you do the same this weekend. In spite of the heat. Or just because. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas
Servings 5 mini Pavlovas

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for apricot curd:
  • 1 ยฝ cup apricot pulpa ( 8 apricots, pitted )
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup butter, unsalted
  • Ingredients for mini Pavlovas:
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Mint leaves to garnish

Instructions

  1. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURD:

  2. In a medium sized pot, on low heat, stir constantly, apricot pulpa, eggs, sugar and lemon juice.

  3. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  4. Take away from the heat and add butter. Combine until butter is melted ane leave aside to cool completely.

  5. INSTRUCTIONS FOR MINI PAVLOVAS:

  6. Preheat the oven to 120 C / 250 F.

  7. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar, spoon by spoon, beating well.

  8. Gently fold corn starch and lemon juice.

  9. Spoon meringue into five circles on the sheet pan covered with baking paper.

  10. Make a little dip in the middle of each circle to fill with curd / whipping cream later.

  11. Bake meringues for 50 minutes. Turn the oven off, open it and leave the pan in the oven for another 40 minutes.

  12. Fill the middle of each meringue with whipping cream, curd and add some more whipping cream on the top.

  13. Garnish with mint to taste and serve.

Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !

 

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