Lemon Berry Napoleon

 

Is there anything more delicious than #lemoncurd, #raspberries and puff pastry- We could not stop eating this stuff! Lemon Raspberry Napoleons are seriously to die for! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Remember these Grilled Chicken and Avocado Napoleons, and these Raspberry Lemon Bars? Well, every Monday night we have family night. We play games, have a little lesson, sometimes a family council meeting to talk about the upcoming week, etc. It’s a great way to stay connected as a family. Anyway, we had those beloved savory napoleons for dinner, our Family Home Evening, and then these raspberry lemon bars for dessert and suddenly I just knew that the two were meant to inspire something even more lovely. So, here we are a week later having stinking bomb diggity lemon curd cream  (hello it has butter and heavy cream in it and we all know that dairy makes the world go round. Hence why I’ve been working on posts like this one with the Utah Nevada Dairy Council, plus I happen to think that Utah produces some pretty awesome dairy products.) with raspberries and made with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, Lemon Berry Napoleons.

 

Is there anything more delicious than #lemoncurd, #raspberries and puff pastry- We could not stop eating this stuff! Lemon Raspberry Napoleons are seriously to die for! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Do the Men in Your Life Prefer Chocolate or Fruit Desserts?

 

I adore lemon curd. It’s one of my absolute favorite things ever. In fact, I think lemon curd should be the true “Better than you know what” dessert. Seriously. Did I just hear the chocolate lovers gasp? I’m serious!! Lemon curd totally wins over chocolate for me. No battle. And I’ve mentioned this before but did you know that men generally like fruit desserts more than chocolate? I heard that stat once and since then I have only met one man to be that one. My husband definitely prefers chocolate. So, I have to be a little curious, do the men in your life prefer chocolate or fruit desserts?

 

Is there anything more delicious than #lemoncurd, #raspberries and puff pastry- We could not stop eating this stuff! Lemon Raspberry Napoleons are seriously to die for! ohsweetbasil.com

 

I think the cooking class instructor that told me that is wrong. Seriously. Anyway, back to the lemon curd. I have a recipe I generally use for lemon curd, but I had recently seen a post on Kitchen Confidante about 5 things Liren was loving (she’s seriously awesome. Check her blog out if you haven’t already.) and her lemon curd was one of them. So, I pretty much just had to check out her recipe. It totally rocked. And it was easier than my recipe, so I’ll link to it in the recipe for ya.

 

Is there anything more delicious than #lemoncurd, #raspberries and puff pastry- We could not stop eating this stuff! Lemon Raspberry Napoleons are seriously to die for! ohsweetbasil.com

 

These napoleons are the perfect summertime dessert with the perfect flavor combo-raspberries and lemon. Flaky puff pastry, creamy whipped cream,  luscious lemon curd and juicy, red raspberries.  Is there a flavor combo that you just cannot resist?

 

What Is a Napoleon?

Napoleon is a French dessert made with Layers of flaky French pastry, vanilla cream and sometimes fruit.

 

Can You Make Whipped Cream From Half and Half?

No, half and half doesn’t have the fat content necessary to make whipped cream.

 

What Is Lemon Curd?

Lemon Curd is a dessert spread and topping made from lemon.

It is similar to lemon pudding, but the texture is smoother and the flavor more intense.

Lemon pudding is thickened with flour or cornstarch, while lemon curd is thickened using egg yolks and natural pectin in the zest and juice of the lemon.

 

Lemon Berry Napoleon

Lemon Berry Napoleon

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, rolled out and cut into 6 rectangles
  • 1 Pint Fresh Raspberries

Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar, plus extra for garnish

Lemon Curd Cream

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange all of the puff pastry rectangles.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden and puffed.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

For the Heavy Cream

  1. In a glass bowl, using a hand held mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks begin to form.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix again until the peaks reform.

To Assemble

  1. Make the lemon curd according to directions and allow to set in the fridge.
  2. Use 1 Cup of the lemon curd and 1/3 cup of the whipped cream and fold together carefully.
  3. Place on puff pastry down, spread with a layer of lemon curd cream, add raspberries and top with fresh whipped cream.
  4. Top with another puff pastry and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

You can use any berry you’d like, especially red and blue berries for the 4th of July, Memorial day etc.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 1237 Calories
  • Total Fat: 90.2g
  • Cholesterol: 250.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 101.5g
  • Fiber: 8.5g
  • Sugar: 54.7g
  • Protein: 12g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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25 comments on “Lemon Berry Napoleon”

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  2. Dairy and lemon go surprisingly well together, I agree. And though I realize you asked this question a couple of years ago, my husband doesn’t really like chocolate. My papa would always pick a fruit sweet (usually apple) over a chocolate one. But the general rule must only be about adult men, because my sons love chocolate!

  3. Oh WOW these look amazing! It’s my husband’s birthday tomorrow and raspberries are his favorite fruit – and lemon flavored things are MY favorite…so I think this is the ultimate perfect recipe for the two of us. 🙂 Thank you for this!

  4. So gorgeous and I am totally sure delicious!!

  5. Made these for ladies night last night and though I’m never crazy about my own baking I could have had 10 of these, my girlfriends asked for the recipe too, so thank you for happy taste buds yesterday. I do have a question about the fresh whipping cream though, I just used a handheld mixer and whipped up liquid whipping cream but it never quite reached a creamy stage…any suggestions?

    • Kat, aren’t those so delicious? Gosh, I love them! Ok, when I whip cream with a hand held mixer I use cold cream, add it to a deep bowl and turn it on medium speed until it starts to thicken slightly, then I turn it up to high and turn the bowl as I’m whipping it. When peaks start to form add a little powdered sugar and stir it in until the peaks return. The fresher the cream the better it works. High speed until peaks, that’s the key.

  6. They look heavenly. I might pick lemon over chocolate, but probably I’d want a little of both.

  7. That’s awesome! What a great way to make mondays more fun.
    Now these look fabulous! I would love to try these!

  8. I love that you guys have family council meetings, that’s amazing.
    My husband only likes chocolate, he sort of hates all berries. Our wedding cake was supposed to have a chocolate raspberry mousse filling and i had to ask them to take out the fresh raspberries, and I still married him 😉
    It would sort of be a good thing if we had these because then I wouldn’t have to share 🙂

  9. Please consider this my one-day advanced notice, because I will be moving in with you tomorrow, okay? And for my first meal I would very much enjoy eighteen of these with extra lemon curd. Yum!!

  10. Oh sweet girl!!! These are absolutely gorgeous!!
    I’ve never made lemon curd, but I love it and I kinda want to run to the store right now and get everything to make these! WOW!!!

    <3

  11. Yum! For Ryan I’d say he likes fruity candy more then chocolate candy but he likes chocolate ice cream more than fruity ice cream. So yeah there is that guy too.

  12. Delicious stacks, Carrian! So pretty 🙂

  13. I love both chocolate and lemon curd, but during the summer, lemon curd is so light and refreshing! These look fabulous, especially with some fresh fruit 🙂

  14. Absolutely gorgeous, Carrian! These look so delicious and elegant, and I love how easy they are!

  15. Oh, I need these in my life! They look so wonderful, and I just love lemon & berries!

  16. These napoleons are GORGEOUS!

  17. I love serving Napolean’s at dinner parties so this will be my next flavor! Beautiful!

  18. These are so pretty and I LOVE these simple flavors together! Yum!