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Passionfruit Pavlova

Asked by Patticake. Answered on 16th February 2018

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Can you use Nigella's Passionfruit Curd to replace lemons in the Lemon Pavlova recipe? If so, what would you replace the lemons in the pavlova recipe with?

Lemon Pavlova
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Lemon Pavlova
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Our answer

Nigella's Lemon Pavlova (from SIMPLY NIGELLA) is a meringue base that is topped with lemon curd, whipped cream and flaked (sliced) almonds. The meringue base is also flavoured with some finely grated lemon zest.

Switching from lemon curd to Nigella's Passionfruit Curd would be a splendid substitution. The recipe makes about 350ml of curd which is the right amount for the pavlova. However instead of using the flaked almonds we would suggest spooning the seeds and flesh of an extra passionfruit over the top of the assembled pavlova. You can leave the zest out of the pavlova base for a passionfruit variant or perhaps replace the lemon zest with finely grated lime zest instead. If you are a fan of passionfruit you may also like to consider Nigella's Rose And Pepper Pavlova With Passionfruit And Strawberries.


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