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Strawberry Napoleons Recipe
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Strawberry Napoleons

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"This delicious, attractive, and (most importantly) super-easy puff pastry recipe can easily be made low-fat by using fat-free whipped topping and skim milk. This recipe should be enjoyed the same day for best results. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Combine pudding mix and cold milk; fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Unfold pastry on a cool, lightly floured surface. Cut into 3 strips along fold marks, then cut each strip into four equal pieces. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet, and cool.
  4. Split pastries into 2 layers, setting the 8 best looking tops aside. Spread 8 bottom layers with dollops of the pudding mixture. Top each with a layer of strawberries, a small amount of pudding, and another pastry layer. (A small amount of the pudding mix on top of the berries will help keep the layers together.) Spread with remaining pudding mixture and strawberries, and top with remaining pastry layers (the best looking ones). Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2005

Good but basic. I like my recipe for strawberry napoleons better because it mixes the fresh strawberries with strawberry preserves and the cream mixture is whipped heavy cream, vanilla and cream cheese. Top with a sprig of mint and a strawberry on top.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2011

Agree, that this makes an attractive dessert, but I'm not a custard/pudding fan. The instant vanilla pudding is quite overpowering. Would be much more delicious with just the whipped topping or fresh whipped cream.


45 Ratings

Jul 18, 2011

My suggestion is to "dock" the bottom sheets with a fork, this will help the bottom sheets rise more evenly and help keep the whole pastry stable. we did this very thing in the bake shop when we had to make a couple of hundred of them.....good recipe otherwise

Apr 12, 2005

I first saw this recipe on the Puff Pastry box. I made these for Easter dessert, and they were a big hit. Very elegant looking, but EASY to do. You can prepare everything early in the day, then assemble the pieces when you're ready to serve. Could use other fruit, like sliced peaches or mixed berries. Great taste, great presentation!

Jan 25, 2011

This was a total delish treat, hands down...but I may have not understood the last step I ended up splitting each 12 portions in half any way and stacking the way I thought it should be...Only problem was after I'd stack the pastry on top of each pudding and strawberry layer, it still start to fall over. So I really had to improvise to keep them stacked...But for my kids, I just did the one layer(puff pastry, creme mix, strawberries, a dab of creme mix, puff pastry, powdered sugar, with a touch of whip cream and half a strawberry) If you could see all of my kids' faces while they were eating you would totally understand how HUGE of a hysterical funny mess they made, while trying to eat them...however, my kids came back for seconds, because they enjoyed this light and airy treat. I will sooo make this again. TOTALLY. I have no clue why I've never made anything like this before until now.

May 06, 2009

I've had this recipes for years. I also use real whipped cream and add 1/4 tsp. almond extract to the pudding/cream mixture. Makes a great presentation!

May 27, 2007

This recipe is really easy and really tasty - it doesn't get much better than that. I was asked to bring dessert last minute, so I needed something really quick to put together, and this was minimal fuss. I used puff pastry shells and broke each one into 3 pieces - 2 layers of strawberries and 2 layers of pudding mix - really impressive looking. The pudding mix is just the right amount for 6 pastry shells. Great when strawberries are in season!

May 09, 2011

Super easy and very delicious napoleons. I served these at a party and everyone raved and raved. But even after using real whipped cream, we still felt the taste of the filling was too artificial. Next time I will make a custard filling from scratch!


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  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 268 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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