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Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus chocolate-hazelnut pavlova nouveau

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Total Time
2 hr 10 min
40 min
30 min
Chef Jamie Turner developed this exquisite dessert for Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour. It takes a little commitment, but most elements can be made ahead. If you have something special to celebrate, this dessert is the one. The recipe for the Cocoa Swirl Meringues can be found on the WW website. The recipe makes more meringues than you need, but the leftovers can be stored at room temperature and enjoyed for snacks or to garnish other drinks or desserts.



1 cup(s)

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

1 tbsp(s)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tsp(s)

Packed brown sugar

2½ tsp(s)


1 tbsp(s)

Light corn syrup

1 tbsp(s)

All-purpose flour

5½ tsp(s)

Shelled hazelnuts

1 oz, coarsely chopped about 2 1/2 tbsp

Unsweetened cocoa powder


60-69% dark chocolate

3 oz, melted, about 6 tbsp

Agave nectar

¼ cup(s)

Plain unsweetened almond milk

¼ cup(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

1 pinch(es)


1 medium, pitted and peeled

Cocoa swirl meringues

24 each

Uncooked edible flowers

1 cup(s), (optional), for garnish


  1. To make raspberry coulis, in small saucepan, stir raspberries, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and 2 tbsp water over medium heat until berries break down, about 5 minutes. Set fine-mesh strainer over small bowl and strain berries into bowl to remove seeds. Cover and refrigerate coulis for up to 1 week.
  2. To make lace cookies, preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In small saucepan, melt brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Remove from heat. Add flour and nuts and mix to combine. Transfer to heatproof container. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut dough into 12 equal portions and place on prepared baking sheet, spacing portions about 3 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Bake until dough bubbles, flattens completely, and turns dark brown and shiny and nuts are toasted, about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes.
  3. To make mousse, in food processor, purée cocoa powder, chocolate, agave, almond milk, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add avocado and pulse in short bursts until avocado is completely incorporated and mousse is smooth.
  4. To assemble pavlova, transfer mousse to pastry bag. (Or transfer to resealable plastic bag. Press mousse into 1 bottom corner and cut off about 1/4 inch from corner.) On 12 plates, pipe 1 spiral of mousse down center of each plate, moving bag in circular motion as you pipe mousse. On each plate, arrange 1 meringue on each end of mousse. Over each plate, break 1 lace cookie into 2 or 3 pieces and arrange pieces around mousse. Using small spoon, dollop small drops of raspberry coulis around mousse on each plate. Garnish with edible flowers (if using).
  5. Serving size: 3 tbsp mousse, 2 meringues, 1 cookie, and 1 tbsp coulis