It’s strawberry season!  The weather is beautiful and it’s time to head outside.  This week I picked up some beautiful strawberries from one of my favorite farmers.  We’ve been munching on them for snacks but since it’s the weekend, we needed a little something special.  With puffed pastry in my freezer, heavy cream in the fridge and all those beautiful strawberries, I had the makings for a delicious dessert. I’ve got a wonderful dinner planned and can’t wait to end the evening with the perfect taste of summer…
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Strawberry Napoleons
Prep Time
1 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 

Sweet with the taste of summer, strawberry napoleons are always a winning dessert choice.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries - washed , hulled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 sheet of puffed pastry - thawed
Instructions
  1. Place strawberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl and gently stir. Set aside for up to an hour to allow flavors to marry.
  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat heavy cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. On a lightly floured work service, unfold pastry sheet.
  5. Cut into 3 long strips and then cut strips into 4 squares.
  6. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.
  8. To build Napoleons, spit one pastry square and place on plate. Top with a dollop of cream. Add a layer of strawberries. Top with other side of pastry and repeat with cream and strawberries.
  9. End with one pastry square, top with cream and whole strawberry.
  10. Can be topped with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar or drizzle of chocolate.