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{flavor stories} mini peach pavlovas…

oh joy! | flavor stories | mini peach pavlovas

oh joy! | flavor stories | mini peach pavlovas

Lately I've been trying to think of just about any way to bake with fresh peaches. Our peach season came early this year but surprisingly it's lasted late into August and brought some of the sweetest peaches around. Almost all the baskets I've bought have been near perfect! 

oh joy! | flavor stories | mini peach pavlovas

In fact, I'm not sure why I hadn't previously thought of topping mini pavlovas with them. Pavlovas are one of the simplest desserts out there, and I think peaches complement them perfectly. 

oh joy! | flavor stories | mini peach pavlovas

For the photos you see here I used this recipe from Nigella Lawson except I substituted the fresh berries with a couple sliced and macerated peaches {to macerate, submerge a couple pitted and sliced peaches in Riesling Indian Summer Ice Wine for about 30 minutes prior to serving}. I also whipped up a quick batch of white chocolate ganache and served it at room temperature drizzled on top. 

oh joy! | flavor stories | mini peach pavlovas

Or for a chocolate alternative, skip the stonefruit and add a touch of cocoa powder to the pavlova mix and serve with fresh seasonal berries. Enjoy!


{photos and styling by Nikole Herriott for Oh Joy}


  1. These are perfect!! I love making pavlovas, and I was thinking of doing some mini ones for my sister’s bday party next weekend. One thing I’m worried about is: do the mini pavs maintain the cakey texture in the middle that the larger ones have?

  2. This is beautiful Nikole! (as usual!) You’re lucky to find good and ripe peaches close from where you live! I don’t remember the last time I’ve eaten a good peach here in Montreal (even the ones from the market are so-so)… I used to love peaches (one of the ultimate summer fruit) and I am sure that you’re pavlova recipe is to die for : may I come to try it?

  3. That looks beautiful AND delicious! I always have bad luck with peaches – I never tend to buy them at the right time, but this makes me want to go hunt some down!

  4. Stumbled upon your store and blog via pinterest as I just got weck jars. My sister and I have a bath body company in Victoria bc and are originally from Toronto. Love the look of your store and love your photos and writing on you blog.


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