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Strawberry-Raspberry Napoleons (Milles Feuilles)

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“I love Napoleons! There is just something perfect about crunchy, buttery, puff pastry, awesome lemon curd and whipped cream between the layers and fresh, vibrant-tasting fruit!”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Roll each pastry sheet out on lightly-floured surface to thickness of ¼ inch. Cut out 8, 6 X 3 inch rectangles. Set on baking sheet and brush with egg glaze, ensuring egg doesn’t drip down sides of pastry (this will inhibit a good rising in the oven). Bake until crisp and brown, about 12-14 minutes. Using serrated knife, split pastry in half horizontally.
  3. Beat cream, vanilla extract and 1 ½ tblsps icing sugar to stiff peaks.
  4. For lemon curd: Beat yolks and sugar until pale and thick, about 5 minutes. Blend in juice and zest, add butter. Set over simmering water and cook until mixture is the texture of custard, whisking frequently, about 30 minutes. (can be prepared 1 week ahead).
  5. Assemble just before serving: Spread bottom of each plate with ¼ to 1/3 cup lemon curd. Set bottom half of pastry in center of plate. Spread pastry with thin layer of curd. Cover with about 1 inch of whipped cream. Top with other half of pastry. Spread with thin layer of curd. Cover with about 1 inch of whipped cream. Decorate with overlapping slices of strawberry. Scatter raspberries over lemon curd on plate. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.

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