A striking dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. Raspberry Napoleon is sheets of crispy puff pastry layered with lemon custard and fresh berries and topped with shaved white chocolate. A dessert than can be shared…or not.
Cupids favorite day is this Sunday. If you’re staying home this Valentine’s Day and cooking for your significant other, why not wow them with this raspberry Napoleon? Taking a little help from the store, frozen puff pastry is baked and flattened under a baking sheet. Creamy lemon custard, which is a simple custard with added fresh lemon zest that is a perfect complement to the fresh berries. The custard is piped (you can use a disposable piping bag or a ziptop bag with the end snipped off) between the berries that equal the size and shape so the layers of puff pastry lay neatly and elegantly on top.
Living in California, I am fortunate that berries are available year round. Right now the raspberries are stunning, dark and plump, but strawberries would be also delicious in this dessert as well. Raspberry Napoleon is a pretty dessert that can be enjoyed year round (and people will think you bought it from a bakery).
If you’re looking for a chocolate Valentine’s Day dessert, you need to make my mini chocolate cake for two. It’s the perfect size to share with a loved one.
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