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Easy Strawberry Napoleon Dessert in Minutes

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This Strawberry Napoleon dessert is a 4-ingredient, 15 minute dessert that’s fresh, pretty, and perfect for a spur of the moment treat!

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It was an unexpected, simple and spontaneous gathering with a few friends. What to do for food? I needed to serve something. And that something needed to be quick with ingredients on hand. Thankfully, the strawberries caught my attention and this quick and easy Strawberry Napoleon Dessert was the result.

Do you ever have those weekends where your best of intentions simply get delayed? Yes, it was one of those for me. I hadn’t gone shopping yet. And my pantry supplies were running low. Teenage boys rummage around and can find almost anything in the refrigerator or pantry… often. Well, the sweet stuff anyway.

With not more than a few minutes notice, I literally found 4 ingredients that could turn into something good.

A carton of strawberries in the refrigerator, a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer, a little leftover whipping cream and some mint leaves from my herb garden.

No stress. Just a simple Strawberry Napoleon dessert, a cup of tea, and warm, lively conversation for that unexpected, unplanned, spontaneous gathering that we won’t soon forget.

Strawberry Napoleon Ingredients

Specific ingredient measurements are in the recipe card below, but here is all you need to make this quick and easy treat!

  • Fresh strawberries (thinly sliced): If the strawberries are sweet, I generally serve without tossing in a bit of sugar.
  • Frozen puff pastry (thawed)
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream: a simple to make cream with 3 ingredients, or if you’re really in a rush, whipped topping could be substituted too.

How to Make Strawberry Napoleons

Step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card below, but here’s a quick overview:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Cut thawed puff pastry into 12 rectangles and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes; let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, thinly slice the strawberries and whip the cream.

Add a fork, a pretty napkin… and maybe even a cup of tea.

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Easy Strawberry Napoleon

Whether it’s an impromptu gathering or a simple way to make a pretty and delicious dish, you’ll love this incredibly easy dessert.
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries thinly sliced
  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet thawed

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Using one sheet of thawed but cold puff pastry, cut the sheet into thirds lengthwise, using the folds as a guide. Then cut each of the 3 strips of pastry into 4 squares, for a total of 12. Transfer squares to baking sheet.
  • Bake puff pastry at 400°F for about 12-15 minutes or until golden; let cool.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice strawberries and whip the cream.

Sweetened Cream

  • Beat heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer or even by hand until it begins to thicken. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla, continue beating until soft peaks form. This will make 2 cups of whipping cream. If you have any left over, it can be stored in the refrigerator for another use.
  • When the puff pastry has cooled, carefully break each "puff" in half. Spread whipping cream on the bottom and layer with sliced strawberries. Place the top layer over the strawberries.
  • Garnish each Napoleon with an additional layer of cream, sliced strawberries, and mint leaves for garnish. After I plate each, I like to dust a bit more confectioners' sugar over the top.

Notes

Nothing beats the taste of real, freshly whipped cream. However, if you don’t have any on hand, the cool whip variety or even the spray variety can work for this incredibly easy dessert.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: strawberry napoleon, napoleon dessert

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