Stunning 5-minute Pavlova Parfaits

5-minute Pavlova Parfaits recipe by @beardandbonnet

HOLY MOLY – it’s almost Labor Day! With all of the excitement around school starting back this week I almost forgot that this weekend is a holiday – complete with BBQ’s! Good thing I have a new festive dessert option up my sleeve that is fast and easy to whip up. You really can’t go wrong with these 5-Minute Pavlova Parfaits.

Easy 5-minute Pavlova Parfaits recipe by @beardandbonnet

No cooking or planning is required for these little gems and they are SO good your family and friends will still be singing your praises at next year’s Labor Day festivities!

The perfect Labor Day dessert - 5-minute Pavlova Parfaits recipe by @beardandbonnet

What’s not to love about these pavlova parfaits?! The ingredients couldn’t be more simple; 4 types of luscious summer berries, whipped cream, lemon curd and crispy meringues. All personal favorites of mine! You can probably find them at most grocery stores, but may have to get meringues at a bakery. If you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s near you like we do you can get everything there!Making this a virtually labor free Labor Day dessert.

Gorgeous 5-minute Pavlova Parfaits recipe by @beardandbonnet

5-minute Pavlova Parfaits
Serves: 1 single serve parfait
  • ⅛ cup store bought lemon curd
  • ¼ cup whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
  • ¼ cup mixed fresh berries ( strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • 1-2 store bought meringues, broken into pieces, I use Trader Joe's brand
  1. In individual dessert sized glasses or glass bowls layer the lemon curd, whipped cream, berries and meringue pieces. Serve immediately.


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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.