Tuesday, February 14, 2012

French Napoleons



These are a family favorite in our family.  They make the cutest Valentine's dessert, or any time of year, really.  They whip together super quickly and you can prep most of it ahead of time. 


Ingredients

    • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
    • 1 cup cold milk
    • 1 (3 ½ ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
    • 1 cup Cool Whip
    • sliced fresh strawberries

    garnish (optional)

    • powdered sugar 
    • melted chocolate 

Directions

  1. On a lightly floured surface lay out the puff pastry.
  2. Cut out 9 Napoleons per sheet. You can use a cookie cutter or just cut them into squares.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets (or use a Silpat).
  4. (If your dough has become too warm, place in refrigerator to chill. The pastry will not "puff" well if warm.).
  5. Bake at 400º for 8-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  7. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip.
  8. Split puff pastry shapes in half.
  9. Place bottom halves on serving plates.
  10. Spoon filling over each; top with strawberries.
  11. Top with pastry tops. (Add just a dab of filling on top of strawberries so the pastry top will stick.).
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and chocolate, if desired.
You can make the filling, slice the strawberries, and cook the pastries ahead of time and assemble when ready.  I've even assembled them completely and stuck them in the fridge for an hour and they tasted great. 

-marie

2 comments:

  1. Those are nothing compared to my echo waffels the kids and I made for our sweetheart j/k

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  2. Oh my gosh, I think I just drooled all over my keyboard. These look too good to be true! Pinning this, STAT. Such a great blog! Found you via clothedmuch Mormon fashion bloggers list!

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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