Strawberry Napoleon

Recipe by Dimpi
READY IN: 35mins




  • Thaw the frozen puff pastry by placing it in room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Once thawed, unfold the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut it into 3 strips along the fold mark.
  • Cut each of the 3 strips into 4 rectangles; you will have a total of 12 same sized rectangles.
  • Place the pastry rectangles on a baking sheet about an inch apart and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the pastry cool.
  • In the meantime, make the vanilla pudding according to the package directions using the cold milk.
  • Fold in the whipped cream into the set vanilla pudding.
  • Now break apart each pastry rectangle into 2 layers - top and bottom; you now have 24 rectangles.
  • Keep aside 8 top layers.
  • Line up 8 bottom parts and spoon ½ of the vanilla mixture on them, dividing equally between the 8 pastries.
  • Top with strawberry slices and another piece of pastry.
  • Repeat with the remaining vanilla mixture and strawberry slices.
  • Top with the reserved pastry tops.
  • Garnish with a few slices of strawberry and a dusting of powdered sugar.
  • Either serve immediately or the patries can be refrigerated for upto 3 hours.
  • Note that the preparation time does not include time to thaw the pastry.