Fruit-Dulce de Leche Napoleons

What an easy dessert to make…part of it can be made the day ahead and then you are off the hook, time-wise. Use any combination of  fruit – ones you like best…could be strawberries and chocolate, bananas and the dulce de leche sauce, peaches with raspberries sauce…on and on.

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut in 6 rectangles
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 2 bananas (your choice of fruit), cut on the diagonal
  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche (your choice as above)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, toasted OR finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until golden and puffed. This should take 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Beat the whipping cream and icing sugar until stiff peaks form. With a serrated knife, cut the pastry lengthwise  in half.  Reserve 4 tops.

Divide the bananas on 4 pastry bottoms, drizzle the caramel sauce over them. Use 2 tops and 2 bottoms and make the middle layer. Top this layer with whipped cream and coconut and top with the remaining pastry tops.

If you want to take it one step further, dust with icing sugar and serve immediately. These look like they came from the Bakery not your kitchen.

Hurray for you, you did it again!



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