You can vary your napoleons by using other berries and switching to chocolate pudding. We made this recipe with our Vanilla Pudding.



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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry to a 10-by-15-inch rectangle. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Prick pastry all over with a fork. Cover completely with another sheet of parchment paper; weight with another baking sheet (same size or slightly smaller) to prevent pastry from puffing up unevenly. Bake, occasionally pressing top sheet down, until pastry is golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove top sheet and parchment, and let pastry cool.

  • Transfer pastry to a cutting board. With a serrated knife, carefully trim and discard edges; cut into 12 equal pieces.

  • Dividing evenly, put a large dollop of pudding (2 to 3 tablespoons) on 8 of the 12 pastry pieces; top with raspberries and a little more pudding.

  • Assemble napoleons on serving plates: For each napoleon, stack two pieces of pastry already topped with pudding and raspberries, then top with a plain piece. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar.

  • Make Raspberry Sauce (optional): In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup raspberry jam and 1 tablespoon water; pass through a fine-mesh sieve. Thin with additional water if needed.

  • Garnish plate with Raspberry Sauce, if desired.

Cook's Notes

Each napoleon needs three pieces of prebaked pastry. Top two with pudding and raspberries (spoon pudding both under and over berries to hold layers together); stack, top with a plain piece, and dessert is done!

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I served this for dessert after the meal I made for 6 for Mother's Day (doubling the recipe). Unfortunately, these directions burned my puff pastry, even at 30 minutes. I had no time to thaw more dough out and had to substitute Pillsbury dough, which was awful. Beautiful presentation however. Will make again with adjustments...
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I will try!