Fall Pavlova with Caramelized Apples and Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 8-12 servings
A special Thanksgiving dessert that happens to be gluten-free. This fall inspired pavlova is layered with cinnamon whipped cream and caramelized apples.
  • 1 pavlova prepared at least three hours in advance (it must have time to completely cool)
Caramelized apples:
  • 28g (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 340g (~3 cups / 2 medium) apples, thinly sliced (I prefer to use a crisp apple like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 235g (~1 cup tightly packed) light brown sugar
  • 15 milliliters (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice (from ~1/2 lemon)
  • 5g (1 tablespoon) ground cinnamon
  • 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
Cinnamon whipped cream:
  • 237 milliliters (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 1g (2/3 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 27g (~2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
Make the caramelized apples:
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, meltĀ  the butter; stir in apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and vanilla;
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened and liquid is syrupy, about 10 minutes; remove from heat and allow to cool completely (whipped cream will become soupy if they are too warm)
Make whipped cream
  1. In the large bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat cream and cinnamon at medium speed until
  2. foamy; increase speed to medium-high, and slowly add granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form
  3. When everything is ready, generously top pavlova with whipped cream and then with Caramelized apples
  4. Serve immediately
Make ahead tips:
Pavlova can be made and kept at room temperature up to two days or frozen up to one month (store in a ziplock bag carefully because it is delicate)
Apples can be cooked a few hours in advance and stored in refrigerator; bring to room temperature before putting dessert together
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at https://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/fall-pavlova-with-caramelized-apples-and-cinnamon-whipped-cream/