As impressive and delicious as it is simple. Cheats Pavlova with Fresh Berries and Strawberry Gum Cream takes a store-bought meringue base and tops it with lashings of Strawberry Gum-laced fluffy cream and piles of fresh berries for a sweet, fruity end to a delicious Chrissy meal.
As we all know, Christmas Day is a busy one filled with lots of cooking, entertaining and everything in between, so I like to use a good-quality store-bought base to make things a little simpler for myself as well as free up valuable oven space on the day, but if you’re up for the challenge and would like to make yours from scratch, I love Donna Hay’s No Fail Meringue recipe which you can find by clicking here.
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In a bowl, add your cream, strawberry gum powder and sugar and whip into soft peaks.
Top your meringue base with the cream, followed by your cherries. Serve with a fresh sprig of mint and enjoy!