Napoleon Pastry Dessert




Puff Pastry
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
Unfold puff pastry sheet and trim edges to a 9-inch square. Cut pastry into nine rectangles.  Transfer pastry dough to the prepared baking sheets; prick pastry. Bake in a preheated oven for 18-23 minutes, or until golden. (Or bake according to package directions.) Carefully remove pastries from baking sheet. Cool on a rack.


 Custard Filling:
6 egg yolks beaten

2 cups milk
2 tablespoon of butter melted
1 full piece of orange peel (optional)
3/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Melt butter in pan add flour stir till smooth no, lumps add milk, beaten egg yolks, sugar, butter, peel if using, vanilla...stir constantly until thick and creamy, if it gets too thick add a little more milk. Remove immediately from pot as it will continue to cook and then pour into a bowl. Cool with a piece of wax paper over the top and a teaspoon of sugar this will keep the skin from forming on top.... cool completely.

Assembly:
Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the pastry cream on the bottom layer and precede as follows:

Top with middle pastry layers. Spread another 1 1/2 tablespoons of the pastry cream on each middle layer. Finally, top with remaining pastry layers. You can stack as many as you like I used six for each pastry.  Spread glaze over top of napoleons, then drizzle with melted chocolate. Chill up to 1 hour before serving.

Topping:
1/2 cup chocolate chips melted (I used a microwave safe dish in the microwave)

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 to 3 tablespoons of hot water
Mix sugar, butter and water till a smooth consistency, frosting should be loose not thick.

After the pastry is layered, slather white thick frosting over the top, drizzle with melted chocolate and swirl with a knife to get the marbled effect.
+claudia lamascolo  Author

42 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful. I love the way the topping is oozing down the sides.

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  2. Lovely presentation Claudia! These are my favorite kind of desserts!

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  3. Dear Claudia, That looks absolutely wonderful! When I saw the picture I said, "oh my". I must try the recipe. My son would love it. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

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  4. delicious dessert looks wonderful with the pastry

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  5. I've never tasted this dessert, but it looks absolutely gorgeous. Great
    Bye dear, hope you have a good Sunday

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  6. Gosh, Claudia, this is such a gorgeous dessert! That top photo is stunning!

    Happy Sunday, my friend!

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  7. Lovely. Great instructions & photos, too.

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  8. This looks incredibly sinful -- I cannot wait to try this later in the week. I have decided that I am going to do something "just because" each week, from now on. And I think I will start with this!

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  9. Sheesh, that looks really good!!!!

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  10. Oh my God,my mouth is watering!Perfect dessert,great photos!Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is one of my favorite desserts and your version of it looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. This looks heavenly!!

    Happy Sunday :)

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  13. Decadent-I'm speechless, (and now my mouth is watering).

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  14. Holy creaminess! That is my type of a dessert! I love this recipe..thank you, Claudia, for sharing!

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  15. The icing looks so good! Beautiful dessert, Claudia. Happy Sunday :) xoxo

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  16. Oh this looks and sounds amazingly delicious! Awesome dessert Claudia!

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  17. This is a dessert I find too intimidating to make myself - I'm inspired! You make it look so easy. It's perfect!

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  18. Your napoleon looks amazing, loving the custard filling and the top is so pretty!

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  19. Claudia, they look scrumptious! Your pastry cream sounds great! Have to try your version!

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  20. I think I just saw a slice of heaven... this is going in my dessert folder for sure,one of your many ones....

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  21. This looks like another fabulous recipe. My husband LOVES Napoleons and I can't wait to try this. Yum!

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  22. Beautiful napoleons. I love the convenience of store-bought puff pastry. Makes impressive desserts like this so much easier :) Yum!

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  23. Claudia this is so deliciously delightful...looks pretty gorgeous as well :) Might just be my new favorite dessert :)

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  24. i love that dessert,i'm happy to have it i'm going to make it.thank u claudia

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  25. Oh my oh my Claudisa, I'll do anything for this one! Gosh, I am salivating! Slurp... Have to make this. Thanks for sharing & enjoy your day, darling.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  26. Claudia you brought back so many memories with your recipe :)When I was growing up my mom used to make this cake on my birthdays . Thank you!

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  27. Oh wow! This looks so creamy and delicious!

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  28. How beautiful! I can just imagine how sweet and crunchy it is, too! : )

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  29. Hi Claudia, sharing this great memory maker on my Wednesday post,thanks!

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  30. Claudia, this is AWESOME! I love desserts with puff pastry and this is such a great one!

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  31. Gosh i can't believe you made it yourself! It looks great, just like a really bakery! I love it!!

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  32. This is my idea of Heaven! I love pastry cream and sandwiched between flaky pastry? YES PLEASE!

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  33. Incredibly delicious looking pastry! Thanks so much,I have never made these, but really want to try them now.

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  34. So I'm watching Eat Pray Love and in the movie she eats a napolean and it made me wonder what it was so I googled and found this wonderful sinfully delicious dessert!
    Rest assured this will be made in my kitchen!!
    Yum Yum Yum! The picture looks divine!!!

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  35. These look like they came from a bakery!! Well done, my friend!!!

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