These Strawberry Napoleons may be a quick and simple puff pastry dessert, but with vanilla and honey scented berries topped with Whipped Meyer Lemon cream, it has a WOW factor.
When it comes to cooking, there's nothing I love more than something that looks extra fancy and is super simple to make. These Strawberry Napoleons with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream fit the bill!
Because this dessert is so simple, it's a perfect recipe for spring entertaining. These Strawberry Napoleons are great for your Easter menu!
But, like all of my favorite recipes, these are so easy that you don't need to wait for an excuse to make them. As soon as the fresh strawberries start showing up in the markets, whip this up for a deliciously simple weeknight treat.
I love cooking with Puff Pastry. It's so simple to use and so delicious. It's all those deliciously flaky pastry layers - they get me every time.
Traditionally Napoleons are layers of puff pastry filled with pastry cream or pudding and berries. They're cake like, but mini, and a lot easier to make. I took a little detour with these Strawberry Napoleons.
Instead of pastry cream or pudding, I used a Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream. Just a few ingredients - Meyer Lemons, Mascarpone, Whipping Cream, and a little Sugar. It's thicker and richer than just whipped cream, and full of bright spring flavors that pair perfectly with the juicy strawberries.
Speaking of strawberries, these tasty berries marinate in a spoonful of vanilla and honey. By the time you are ready to eat them they are extra juicy and sweet.
The pictures really don't do them justice.
Once the strawberries and whipped Meyer Lemon cream are ready, it's time to layer. Smear two golden puff pastry squares with a generous helping of each. Then top it all with one more pastry square. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and a little drizzle of honey.
It's not overly sweet, but rather a light, fresh Spring dessert. The bright flavors of the strawberries and Meyer lemons are the perfect antidote to all those dreary winter days that Spring just left behind.
I really can't over exaggerate how easy and how delicious these Strawberry Napoleons really are. All the most scrumptious adjectives apply!
Watch for those ripe strawberries, and then get cooking.
If you enjoyed this recipe for Strawberry Napoleons, you may also enjoy these Strawberry Recipes:
- Strawberry Buttermilk Whipped Cream Puffs
- Whole Grain Strawberry Yogurt Waffles
- Strawberry Crumble Bars
You can easily double this recipe! Packages of Frozen Puff Pastry normally come with 2 sheets of pastry inside, so it's easy to double for 8 servings. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream
You can easily double this recipe! Packages of Frozen Puff Pastry normally come with 2 sheets of pastry inside, so it's easy to double for 8 servings.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.