Pavlova Wreath with Cranberry-Hibiscus Poached Pears

This winter-white wreath is almost too pretty to eat. Almost! Cloudlike heaps of meringue are arranged in a circle and baked until shatteringly crisp on the outside yet chewy within. It’s decorated with tender pears that are stained red in a poaching liquid of tart cranberries and hibiscus tea, reminiscent of glass balls and holiday garland. The complexity of the flavor is pure magic, and the presentation makes for a dreamy holiday dessert.

Featuring U.S. Cranberries