This is the faster, even easier version of Pavlova that uses store-bought little meringue cookies. I usually do these in wine glasses for pretty individual presentations, but I have also done it in a big trifle-type bowl to take to picnics and potlucks. We have even done them a few times in clear plastic tumblers for extreme portability and that works just great!
what you will need:
Store-bought meringue cookies: vanilla or chocolate chip, cut into pieces
Whipped cream; whipped to soft peaks, unsweetened
Fresh fruit, cut into pieces as necessary
A few mint leaves are pretty, too if you have some
Layer cookies, cream and then fruit in a large bowl or into individual serving dishes. Best if done ahead a few hours to allow to soften, particularly since these cookies are baked until crisp all the way through. That's it! Can't get any easier or prettier than that!
And I have to add the gorgeous photo of Erin's version of Pavlova that she made recently with just strawberries!
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