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Strawberry Kiwifruit Pavlova Meringue Cookies


  • ½ Cup Egg Whites
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cup Superfine Sugar, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Champagne (or white) Vinegar

Kiwifruit Sauce & Topping:

  • 1 Zespri Green Kiwifruit, peeled and diced
  • 1 Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp sugar



  1. Beat egg whites and salt together with whisk attachment until stiff but not dry.  While mixing, add half of the sugar slowly.  Whip until stiff and shiny.
  2. Sift remaining sugar and cornstarch together. Fold into the whites as carefully as possible.
  3. Fold in vanilla and vinegar last.
  4. Spoon or pipe meringue onto a parchment lined sheet pan.  The cookies can be made as large or as small as you want.
  5. If using a gas oven, turn fan on without heat.  The pilot light should provide sufficient heat.

If using an electric oven, set oven as low as possible, warm setting is good.  Leave meringues overnight.  Or check after a couple of hours.

Kiwifruit Sauce & Topping:

  1. Purée ½ Green Kiwifruit, ½ SunGold Kiwifruit and 1 tsp sugar in blender or small food processor until smooth; do not crush kiwifruit seeds
  2. Serve meringues with ice cream, other half of diced kiwifruit, strawberries, whipped cream if desired and kiwifruit sauce


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