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  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups caster sugar
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar (optional)
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 425 g can Wattie's Boysenberries in Syrup
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 300 ml bottle cream


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Put the egg whites, caster sugar, cream of tartar (if using), vanilla essence, vinegar and cornflour into a large bowl, begin to beat on low speed. Increase the speed to maximum, adding the boiling water slowly and continue beating for approximately 10 minutes until the mixture is thick stiff and glossy.

3. Mould the mixture into 6 x 9cm rounds on a baking paper-lined baking tray.

4. Place into the oven and lower the temperature immediately to 120°C for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow them to cool completely with the door closed.

5. Carefully pour the Wattie’s Boysenberries in syrup into a sieve over a bowl to collect the juice. Set the berries aside. Mix together the juice, 2 tsp cornflour and egg yolks and cookin the microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring after each minute until the sauce thickens: Allow to cool.

To Serve

Whip the cream until thick and spread even amounts on the pavlovas. Swirl with the boysenberry sauce over the cream, arrange the berries on top. Serve immediately once decorated.


For a delicious citrus and berry flavour add 1 tsp grated orange zest to the boysenberry sauce.

Rate and Review

20 Ratings Boysenberry Hot Water Pavlovas

Reviews (20)

Amy's Review | Rating

love making this one!! so easy to make and even the kids can help.

Jo's Review | Rating

Simply delicious - some times use Creme Fraiche instead of cream.

Helen's Review | Rating

Easy and light, very yummy. I served last Christmas with cream ;drizzled with raspberies and a white and dark chocolate cheescake.

gaynor's Review | Rating

Quick to make good for bbq. and tastes yummy.

Jennifer's Review | Rating

Very cool recipe and very yummy

Marilyn's Review | Rating

Looks so good - and great that the pavs can be made in advance.

Vicki's Review | Rating


troy's Review | Rating

great recipe - i love the ease of making it and the sauce was a great contrast to the pav.

maree's Review | Rating

great to make very delicious

Mary's Review | Rating

Taylor's Review

At my age who wants cook Pav's ! I do this has got to be easily the most yummy Pav I have cooked and been proud to serve to Guest's.

Josie's Review | Rating

This receipe is so easy to make my family love it.

Raquel's Review | Rating

This is the perfect recipe for christmas and was so easy to make and very delicious

Gary's Review | Rating

Loved it, just loved it

heather's Review | Rating

i love this recipe perfect for a summer dessert strongilly recomened

Trish's Review | Rating

I am a pav lover of long ago, I made this and it is nice but was a bit too sweet so knocked the sugar back to 3/4 cup and it still worked just as well. A bit of a hint, wet your baking paper or greaseproof paper first and the steam seems to help the pav that little bit more

Adrian's Review | Rating


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gaynor westgate's Review | Rating

It is a easy and yummy recipe and i love it,I have boysenberries growing in my garden so it is great my daughter in australia has the recipe now.

Dave Johnstone's Review | Rating

a qwik and easy recipe to make, @ very little cost and tastes as well as it looks

david jepson's Rating