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Carla Hall's Strawberry Napoleon

Carla Hall
Servings: 6
30 to 60 min

Strawberry Layer Pastry

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Carla Hall's Strawberry Napoleon
  • 1 package Store Bought Puff Pastry (two sheets)
  • melted Butter
  • Salt
  • 2 cups Vanilla Pastry Cream
  • 1 pound Strawberries (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • melted Chocolate
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place pastry dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into 24 rectangles. Transfer to 2 baking sheets and brush with melted butter and gently sprinkle with salt. Bake until golden brown and flakey, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk powdered sugar to remove lumps. Add water and lemon juice and stir to create a smooth icing.
  • Working individually, spread a thin layer of icing on the top of 6 pieces. Drizzle thin, horizontal lines of chocolate over the icing widthwise. Drag a toothpick across perpendicular to the chocolate in alternating directions.
  • Place strawberries and sugar in a medium pot with a pinch of salt and smash with a potato masher or wooden spoon. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes to dissolve sugar and reduce liquid by half.
  • To assemble, place a piece of puff pastry on a plate and top with a layer of pastry cream. Add another layer of puff pastry and top with a thin layer of strawberry preserve. Add a third layer of puff pastry and top with pastry cream. Add the decorated layer of puff pastry to the top.
  • Create a collar out of foil to hold Napoleon shape. Place in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.
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