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Lemon Curd Pavlovas

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Pavlova is traditionally a large meringue topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.  The meringue is crispy on the outside and slightly marshmallowy (but not gooey) on the inside.

Lemon curd isn't traditional, and neither is a small individual meringue shell.  Still, I thought it would be cute to have little egg shaped desserts for Easter.  I like using the yolks in the same dish that I use the whites, and lemon curd is amazing stuff.

If you've never had lemon curd, try imagining that a lemon went to a luxurious spa, got a sugar scrub, was rubbed down with body butter, slipped on the silkiest, sexiest lingerie, and then proceeded to give you the best... um... dessert sauce... you've ever had.  That's what lemon curd tastes like.

Meringue is crisp, very sweet, and dissolves in your mouth.  It plays well with the soft whipped cream and intensely flavorful sweet-tart-buttery lemon curd.

I don't recommend serving your pavlovas with chives or parsley, but it was the only green edible stuff that I found growing in our herb garden so far.  I don't have any lemon mint or I'd have used that as garnish instead.


Ingredients needed:

eggs
white sugar
butter
lemons
cream
powdered sugar
vanilla
 
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jpf551 year ago
great idea, thanks

I realize it could no longer be called Pavlova but, in order to be able to prepare these in advance, has anyone tried without the whipped cream, Just the meringue with the lemon curd in the middle?
It is good for us.
vulcan242 years ago
Damn, now I feel like eating lemon curd...
spectacular2 years ago
This is sort of like lemon meringue tart! Without the pastry. Maybe you could make little pastry toast slices to serve these on. They are sooo cute!
suayres3 years ago
Love, love, LOVE your description of lemon curd! And your pavlovas are inspired! Gotta try this one.
What a great idea! I love how they turned out... :)
BeSomebody3 years ago
Love lemon curd!
Very Cool !
zazenergy3 years ago
These are so amazing! What an awesome way idea to make lemon curd pavlovas!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Gorgeous! Lemon curd pavlovas definitely gets my vote!
aaron-k3 years ago
Really cool idea! and nicely explained, well done!