How to store pavlova

Learn how to store a pavlova to keep it crisp, and find out how long it will keep. Plus, get lots of fun pavlova recipes for Christmas and entertaining.

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How to store pavlova

Pavlovas and meringues in general can be tricky when it comes to storing them. They are easily affected by humidity and moisture, so you want to keep them as dry as possible until the last moment. It's best to cook your pavlova as close to when you want to eat it as possible. If kept very carefully, they can last up to two days.

To store pavlova and avoid it turning soft, follow these steps:

  1. Make your pavlova on a dry (not humid) day. Allow pavlova to cool in the oven with the door ajar until completely cooled.
  2. Place in an airtight container and seal tightly. Do not store with other baked goods or decorations.
  3. Store in the pantry or other cool, dark place. Do not store in the fridge.
  4. Store for up to 2 days maximum.

Decorate your pavlova just before serving. It will hold for 20-30 minutes before softening and losing some of its crisp texture.

Pavlova recipes

Check out some pavlova recipes below that you can save to your personalised myfoodbook cookbooks. Get cooking and creating today!

GET THE RECIPE: Classic Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Kiwi Fruit

This pavlova recipe is topped with classic green and gold Aussie colours for a sweet and tangy treat.

GET THE RECIPE: Mini Pavlovas With Poached Peaches

These cute individual servings are ideal for a picnic or fancy dinner party.

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