1 cup whipped cream, made from ½ cup liquid whipping cream
¾ cupFisher® Walnut Halves and Pieces, toasted, divided
A few sprinkles of cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 275°F. Draw an 8-inch circle onto a
piece of parchment paper. Turn the paper over onto a cookie sheet so that the circle
is on the bottom. Spray very lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
meringue: In a medium bowl,
thoroughly mix the sugar with the cornstarch; set aside. In the bowl of an
electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, blend the egg whites, cream of
tartar and 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture at high speed until the egg
whites hold their shape and the whisk leaves tracks in the whites, about 3 to 5
minutes. Reduce the speed to medium and add the remaining sugar in a slow
steady stream. Increase speed to high and continue beating until the meringue
should be firm and glossy (form stiff peaks).
meringue: Spoon the meringue into the
center of the parchment circle. Gently
push the meringue to the edges of the circle using an offset spatula or the
back of a spoon to form a slightly raised edge. Try to keep the meringue as
evenly thick as possible towards the center. You can neaten the edges of the
circle with a kitchen towel. Place the tray on the upper rack in the oven and
bake about 30 minutes. Rotate the tray and bake for an additional 10 minutes. The
center should seem soft while the exterior will be firm and crusty. If it isn’t,
bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven to cool.
the fruit: While the meringue is
baking, mix the brown sugar, lemon juice, raspberry jam, lemon zest and
allspice in a medium bowl until well blended. Gently stir in raspberries and refrigerate.
Assemble the Pavlova: When ready to serve, stir half of the
nuts into the fruit. Transfer the
meringue onto a serving platter. Spoon the whipped cream onto the meringue,
leaving a 1-inch border of the meringue uncovered. Spoon the fruit mixture onto
the whipped cream. Top with the remaining ¼ cup of walnuts and sprinkle with
cocoa. Serve immediately.