California Prune Summer Pavlova

This beautiful and fruity delight is a summer treat for you, and your nearest & dearest to enjoy! This statement Pavlova is sure to impress – whether you’re entertaining at a party or enjoying a sunshine filled weekend.

Makes: 4-6Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 180 minutes


  • 6 Egg whites only
  • 350g Golden caster sugar
  • 250g Thick Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 100g California Prunes
  • 150g Mixed Summer Berries
  • 50ml Prosecco sparkling wine



1. Place the egg whites into a large mixing bowl and whisk together until light and fluffy.
2. Add the sugar gradually until fully incorporated while still whisking.
3. When the meringue forms stiff peaks, it is ready.
4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, then spread out into a circle to form your pavlova – approximately 3cm thick.
5. Bake the meringue in the oven at 110°C for 15 minutes, then turn down to 90°C.
6. Turn the oven off after 1 hour at 90°C and leave in the oven for 2-3 hours or overnight.
7. To make the filling ,simply place the California Prunes into a shallow pan with the Prosecco and simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Add the summer berries and remove from the heat immediately.
9. Leave the fruit to cool before building your pavlova.
10. Spread the yoghurt on top of the meringue, then top with the fruit.
11. Serve straight away.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.