Valentine Napoleons Recipe
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Valentine Napoleons Recipe

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These pastries are quick to fix, thanks to convenient puff pastry! Field editor Kathleen Taugher of East Troy, Wisconsin fills the hearts with a pudding and cream mixture and strawberries.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 325 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each pastry sheet to 1/8-in. thickness. Using a 3-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 hearts. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick).
  3. In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Beat in confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Fold into pudding.
  4. Split puff pastry hearts in half. Place bottom halves on serving plates. Spoon 1/4 cup filling over each; top with strawberries and pastry tops. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Valentine Napoleons in Taste of Home February/March 2003, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 325 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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