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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Strawberry Napoleons

Need a last minute Valentine's Day dessert? I just couldn't resist the strawberries on sale this week, so we've had strawberries in fruit salad, strawberry sauce on pancakes, and these for dessert tonight. These little babies were refreshing, light and delicious. The perfect sweet ending to a Valentine's dinner! And super easy, too!
Strawberry Napoleons
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (that is 1/2 a package)
1 lb. strawberries, sliced
4 tb. sugar, divided
1 c. heavy cream
chocolate sauce or melted milk chocolate, if desired
Unfold puff pastry and cut into 3 strips along perforations, and then cut each third into 4 pieces. Lay on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, remove to wire rack to cool. Sprinkle sliced strawberries with 2 tb. sugar and stir (this can be done ahead of time and kept in fridge). Whip cream and mix in sugar. Once cool, split each pastry piece in half (so you should now have 24 pieces). Lay one piece on a plate, top with a few strawberries and a spoonful of whipped cream, then another pastry, more strawberries and cream, and then a third layer. Top with a fourth pastry piece and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or melted milk chocolate, if desired. Continue to make 5 more servings with remaining ingredients. Makes 6 servings. Enjoy!

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