If you’re ever unsure of what to make for dessert, taking a trip to your local farmer’s market could help guide you in the right direction. Some of the best desserts originate from fresh, in-season fruits – like this mid-July Peach and Blackberry Crumble. Perhaps a seemingly unexpected match, the combination of peaches and blackberries is a pleasant surprise.
As Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer – A.K.A. bikini season – we crave a dessert that’s light, refreshing and fruit-forward. This weekend, we’re making a pavlova: a meringue dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. We love this dessert because it’s easy to make, yet elegant – the merengue crust delivers complexity, as it’s crisp on the outside and marshmallow-y on the inside, while the cool whipped cream and berries add layers of subdued sweetness. (Note: while you can use any type of fruit to top a traditional pavlova, for Memorial day we chose strawberries and blueberries to make our dessert red, white and blue.)
Follow the recipe below to make this delicate, delicious and festive dessert for your Memorial Day BBQ.