Low Fat Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries & Cream
It looks and tastes SINFUL, but this heavenly berries and cream dessert
has only 210 skinny calories per serving and only 4 .5 POINTS!
This recipe was taken from "Woman's World".
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
4 egg whites, about 1/2 cup, at room temperature
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup superfine sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 pints strawberries, thinly sliced lengthwise, about 3 cups, divided
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp orange liqueur or orange juice
1 tsp grated orange zest
Half of 8 oz. container lite non-dairy whipped topping, about 1 1/2 cups
2 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted
Additional whole strawberry, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with
parchment paper. Trace 10" circle onto paper; invert onto baking sheet.
Sift together cocoa, confectioners' sugar and cornstarch; reserve. In bowl
with mixer at high speed beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar
and salt; beat until soft peaks form.
Beat in superfine sugar, 2 Tbsp at a time, until sugar is completely dissolved,
5-6 minutes. Beat in vanilla until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 1 minute.
Gradually sift cocoa mixture over meringue while folding it in. Do not over mix.
Use gentle, circular motions to fold lighter ingredients into meringue.
With spatula spread meringue to 1/2" thickness within circle on parchment.
Spoon large dollops of meringue around outer edge of circle to form sides.
Bake 1 hour. Turn oven off. Let meringue stand in oven with door slightly ajar
until dry, at least 4 hours or overnight.
In bowl combine 1 cup sliced strawberries, sugar, liqueur and zest;
let stand 15 minutes. Fold in topping. Just before serving, spoon into meringue
shell; level with spatula. Starting from center, arrange remaining sliced
berries in overlapping concentric circles over filling. Transfer chocolate to
plastic food storage bag with corner snipped; pipe over pavlova (instead of
piping the chocolate over your pavlova, you can use a fork to gently drizzle it).
Garnish with additional berry, if desired.
POINTS: 6 (4.5)
PER SERVING: 210 Calories/3 g Total Fat/64 mg Sodium
44 g Carbohydrate/2 g Total Fiber/ 3 g Protein
* Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my website with my
Offline Points Calculator
in the Half Points Mode,
which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point.
This keeps my site consistent.
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