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Strawberry Puff Pastry Dessert

 Strawberry Puff Pastry Dessert
My failed attempt to make a triple-layer strawberry malt mouse resulted in this scrumptious dessert. I don't use puff pastry often, but it was simple to work with. My husband declared it one of the best desserts ever.
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry
  • 5 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup malted milk powder
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Strawberry syrup, optional

Directions

  • Thaw one puff pastry sheet (save remaining sheet for another use).
  • Unfold pastry; cut lengthwise into three 3-in.-wide strips. Cut each
  • strip into thirds, making nine squares.
  • Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for
  • 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Place 2-1/2 cups strawberries in a blender; cover and puree; set
  • aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate; stir
  • until smooth. Cool slightly. Add cream cheese and vanilla; beat
  • until smooth. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and malted milk
  • powder until smooth. Stir in the puree. Fold in whipped cream.
  • Split pastry squares in half horizontally. Line an ungreased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. dish with bottom pastry halves, cut side up; spread with 3-1/2
  • cups strawberry cream. Top with 1 cup of sliced berries. Cover with

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Strawberry Puff Pastry Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pastry tops, cut side down.
  • Spread with remaining strawberry cream. Sprinkle with remaining
  • berries. Drizzle with strawberry syrup if desired. Refrigerate
  • leftovers.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 432 calories, 26 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein.