Active time: 9 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
A rich, special-occasion chocolate dessert with only 200 calories? That’s right! It’s not too good to be true — thanks to the richness of cocoa powder, the airiness of beaten egg whites and the creaminess of Greek yogurt. While this recipe makes two servings (perfect for a romantic dinner, say, on Valentine’s Day), you can easily double, triple or quadruple it to serve more people.
Chocolate Pavlovas For Two
- 1/4 cup (54g) sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 large egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 5.3-ounce (150g) container 0% vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup (120g) fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 250°F (120ºC). Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, sift or whisk together sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa and cornstarch; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the egg white and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase mixer speed to high and gradually add sugar mixture to egg white, 1 teaspoon at a time, until stiff peaks form, 4–5 minutes.
Spoon half of egg white mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, shaping into a 3 1/2– 4-inch nest. Repeat with the remaining egg white mixture. Bake until firm and dry to the touch, 35–40 minutes.
Turn oven off, but leave the pan inside. Allow meringues to cool in the oven for 1 hour.
Combine yogurt and remaining 1 tablespoon cocoa. Divide yogurt mixture evenly between meringues and top with raspberries.
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1 pavlova plus 1/2 cup berries
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 200; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 53mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 32g; Protein 10g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 221mg; Iron: 6%; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 31%; Calcium: 10%