Banana Cream Pavlova Tower

Banana Cream Pavlova Tower Recipe

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Patricia Dixon

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This elegant dessert recipe is made up of layers of meringue, bananas, pistachio nuts, and and a whipped cream mixture which makes for a very yummy dessert.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
12
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

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  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1- 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 oz
    8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened.
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 3
    large bananas, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    chopped pistachio nuts
  • ·
    honey

How to Make Banana Cream Pavlova Tower

Step-by-Step

  1. place egg whites in a large bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line two very large baking sheets with parchment paper or foil. Draw an 8-inch circles on one sheet of paper or foil, leaving about 1 inch between circles. Set aside.
  2. For Meringue: Add vanilla and cream of tartar to egg whites, Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed intil soft peaks form ( tips curl) . Gradually add the 1-1/3 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed about 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form ( tips stand straight) and sugar is nearly dissolved. Gently fold in the 1 cup pistachio nuts.
  3. Spread meringue over circles on paper or foil. Bake all of the meringues at the same time on separate oven racks for 35 muns. Turn off oven; let meringues dry in oven with door closed for 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the 1/3 cup of sugar. Add whipping cream; beat on low speed until combined, then on mediem speed just until soft peaks form (tips curl). Cover and chill until needed.
  5. Before assembling, place banana slices in a small bowl. Drizzle with lime juice; toss gently to coat. To assemble, lift meringues off paper or foil. place one meringue on a servingplate. Spread with one-third of the whipped cream mixture. Top with one-third of the banana slices and 1 rounded tablespoon of the pistachio nuts. Repeat layers two more times. Cover loosely and chill1 to 2 hours. Before serving drizzle with honey. Makes 12 servings.

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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