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Making a right pavlova of Christmas

With the Christmas season well and truly underway, we have put together a handpicked selection of delicious pavlova goodness - although we would make a trial one in November, just to see if it's the right recipe for your festive table!

Christmas pavlova

Mary's pavlova is topped with pretty berries, but most fruits work well so feel free to use what's in season. It's a great dessert for Christmas because it can be made well ahead.

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Orange, cardamom and pistachio pavlova crown

With zesty segments of orange and crushed pistachios this easy Christmas Pavlova is the perfect pud for the big day. Get the recipe

Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Finish a dinner party off with this not-so-traditional pavlova topped with blackberries and boozy, poached pears – it’s the perfect centrepiece for any special occasion.

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Pear, hazelnut and chocolate pavlova

A pavlova is a fantastic way to feed a crowd over the festive period. You can use your favourite fillings but this one uses chocolate, hazelnuts and pear. Get the recipe

Cranberry Pavlova

Test your meringue-making skills with this cranberry Pavlova recipe for a stunning Christmas centrepiece. Chewy meringue is topped with whipped cream and cinnamon-spiced cranberry compote and finished with orange zest. With all these festive flavours, what's not to love.

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Little coffee pavlovas

This may seem like a strange combination but it works beautifully. Blackcurrants grow in our garden in Sweden and every year my father makes a tart jam with them, which is great for scooping onto ice cream. Get the recipe