Strawberry Napoleons #GayLeaFoods

One of my favorite desserts growing up were some store-bought puff pastries filled with a jam-like filling and a sweet cream, also known as Flakies.  They obviously got their name from their flaky pastry that always melted in your mouth.

I tried to recreate those delicious pastries at home and I think I made them better than the store-bought ones!  These Strawberry Napoleons will bring back childhood memories and make you want more than just one!

Strawberry Napoleons | A Sweet Baker

These Strawberry Napoleons are super easy to make because you’ll be using store-bought puff pastry to start with.  Next time I’m going to attempt to make my own puff pastry but for these I went ahead and cheated.

The filling is made with fresh pureed strawberries and topped with Gay Lea’s Whipped Cream (which is made with real cream).  It’s rich, creamy and so delicious!  Pairing the two together was a match made in heaven!

Strawberry Napoleons | A Sweet Baker

Strawberry Napoleons | A Sweet Baker

Just because these Strawberry Napoleons are easy to make don’t think that compromises their taste. You can serve them to your friends and family and they’ll think you spent all day in the kitchen. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

If you have any leftover whipped cream you can do what my kids love to do – spray it directly into your mouth!  As much as I should be the role model for them, I enjoy doing it just as much as they do – so good!

Strawberry Napoleons | A Sweet Baker

Strawberry Napoleons | A Sweet Baker

Homemade Strawberry Napoleons

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 16 pastries

Flaky puffed pastry is filled with fresh strawberries and Gay Lea's Real Whipped Cream!

Ingredients

    For the Puff Pastry:
  • 1 box puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Table sugar for sprinkling on top
  • For the Strawberry Filling:
  • 2 cups strawberries, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 can Gay Lea Whipped Cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Lightly flour counter space. Divide puff pastry into two pieces (the kind I used had a line already scored down the middle). Take one piece and roll into a square about 12"X12".
In a small bow, whisk together the one egg and 2 Tbsp. water to make an egg-wash. Brush egg-wash onto rolled out square of pastry and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Roll out the other square of pastry to match the first and lay directly on top of the first piece. Brush egg-wash over the top piece and sprinkle with table sugar.
Cut pastry into 16 equal pieces. I used my pizza cutter which worked perfectly.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool completely on baking sheet.
In the meantime you can start making your Strawberry Sauce.
Strawberry Sauce:
In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar and puree with a hand blender until smooth.
Pour strawberry puree into a small saucepan and heat on medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the corn starch and bring mixture to a boil until it thickens.
Remove from heat and pour into a small bowl and let cool until room temperature.
Once filling is cooled, refrigerate until you're ready to use.
Assembling the Strawberry Napoleons:
Using a sharp knife, cut puff pastry squares in half.
Spread 1-2 Tbsp. of the strawberry filling on the bottom half of the pastry.
Top with a spray of Gay Lea's Whipped Cream and replace the top half of the puff pastry.
Enjoy!
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There were so many desserts I could have made using Gay Lea’s Whipped Cream, so I picked out a few for you to see!

Chocolate Hazelnut Pizza with Strawberries and Bananas

  Chocolate Hazelnut Pizza with Strawberries and Bananas

3-Step Strawberry Parfaits

3-Step Strawberry Parfaits

Cappuccino Dessert Cups

Cappuccino Dessert Cups

If you want to see even more delicious recipes you can visit Gay Lea Foods website, follow them on TwitterFacebook or YouTube.

 

“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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Comments

  1. I love Napoleons — these look so delicious, Liz!

  2. These look delicious, Liz. A great Valentines treat!

  3. I love beautiful, simple desserts like this! Perfect for a Valentine’s Day party!

  4. Oh my goodness! I keep meaning to try and re-create Flakies at home. What an awesome idea!

  5. I loved Flakies growing up too and these look so good Liz! I love how easy they sound to make and can’t wait to give these a try :)

  6. Seriously…can you adopt me??? Your creations always make me drool!!! I think you’re my #favefoodie!

  7. Frozen puff pastry is a wonder! These strawberry napoleons look delicious and party-ready!

  8. OMG I USED TO LOVE FLAKIES!!!! These look awesome haha. I want to make puff pastry too, I’ll keep a look out for your puff pastry post ^_^

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