Asian Napoleons

Asian Napoleons

Crispy, sugared wontons form the layers of this Napoleon, similiar to a more traditional French cream-filled pastry.

30 min.prep time 40 min.total time
8 servings
121 Rating

Ingredients

Pastry

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
24 wonton wrappers
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Filling

1 pint (2 cups) whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 pint strawberries, sliced, reserve 8 whole

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine sugar, cinnamon and five-spice powder in small bowl. Brush both sides of wonton wrappers with melted butter; sprinkle each side with 1/4 teaspoon sugar mixture.

Place wontons on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until pastry is caramelized and crispy. Remove from baking sheets; cool on kitchen parchment paper. Store at room temperature until serving time.

Beat whipping cream in large bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form (2 to 3 minutes). Gently stir in powdered sugar and almond extract.

To serve, place 1 pastry on each serving plate; top with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and 1 tablespoon sliced berries. Cover with 1 pastry, 2 tablespoons whipped cream, 1 tablespoon sliced berries and 1 pastry. For each serving, repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with reserved whole strawberries.

Recipe Tip

Five-spice powder can be found in the ethnic section of most supermarkets. It contains cinnamon, fennel, licorice root, anise, ginger, chili pepper, allspice and cloves.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 380

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 220mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #11072B©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

The dish looked pretty and tasted okay, but it was difficult to eat. The wontons were tough to cut - something along the lines of phyllo or even a thin sugar cookie - would be a better consistency. If you want to stick with the wontons, I would suggest breaking them up and mixing them with the whipped cream, then layering with the strawberries.

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