It's our favorite time of year, Royal Riviera Pears have finally arrived! From salads to soups dishes, our pears are so versatile. We love to have them around for snacking and in all things sweet. Like a fall spiced cake - or atop a fluffy, cloud of Pavlova! If you're not familiar with Pavlova recipes, it's actually quite easy to make. It's like a big meringue but better; the outside is crispy while the inside has a chewy, marshmallow-y bite. They're fantastic all on their own, but they're even better with a heaping pile of vanilla spiked whipped cream a few Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears nestled on top that have been poached in a simple mulled wine made with Harry & David Cabernet Sauvignon.
The pears soak up all the flavor of mulled wine without being overpowering, then they're removed so the wine has a chance to reduce and concentrate that deliciousness into a sweet, spiced syrup you can drizzle on top. If you don't want to make one big Pavlova, you can make 6-8 individual Mulled Wine Pear Pavlovas for an elegant dinner party. *Note: Pavlova can be made in advance, however, it must be assembled right before serving or the meringue base will begin to soften. Keep the meringue stored in an airtight container for up to 24 hours at room temperature for best results.