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Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

Blackberry Napoleon Recipe

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves – a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

Whoever invented frozen puff pastry needs to be given a medal …and maybe even a parade! They should be inducted into the Pastry Hall of Fame! I don’t think there is really one of those but who cares! This stuff is that good!

The frozen variety from the grocery works well for me. I have not perfecting making my own yet. Oh, I gave it the good ol’ college try, and decided that I am probably not cut out to be a pastry chef. If you have ever tried to make puff pastry, the dough turns with butter oozing out is freakin’ hard to do!

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

Blackberry Napoleons are really simple to make and light enough to follow any dinner. I love to serve this after Oven BBQ Ribs and  New Orleans Style Sausage Alfredo. Let me show you how I made these:

Ingredients

1 sheet (1/2 box) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed

2 pints fresh blackberries, washed and picked thru

2 cups sweetened whipped cream (ingredients below)

1/2  cup apricot preserves

powdered sugar for garnish (optional)

Whipped Cream

1-1/2 cups whipping cream

1 tsp real vanilla extract

1/4 cup powdered sugar

To start, preheat the oven to 350 F and get out a baking sheet and line with parchment paper.  Then, take your thawed sheet of puff pastry dough and lay it out on a flat, lightly floured surface. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into three rectangles, on the fold lines that are already in the dough.  Then cut each rectangle into 4 even pieces, so you end up with 12 even little rectangles total.  Place them on your baking sheet and pop in the preheated oven for about 18 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.  Remove them from the oven.

While the puffs are cooling, make the whipped cream. In a large mixing bowl, pour in whipping cream and beat with the whip attachment or hand mixer until the cream starts to thicken. Add the vanilla and sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form.  Keep going until it is just a little firmer. The whipped cream should just nearly be able to  hold its shape on a spoon.

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

After the little puffs have cooled for a few minutes, use a small knife to cut each of the little puffs in half, so you will now have 24 halves total. Each Blackberry Napoleon will use three half pieces each, so this recipe will make 8 desserts. This picture just shows that I cut them in half lengthwise…cut fully thru, they should not stay attached to each other.

Place the apricot preserves into a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 15-20 seconds to soften the preserves so you can drizzle. Pour the preserves into a plastic sandwich bag (or pastry bag), push down into one corner, and snip a small hole in the corner to squeeze out the preserves. This makes “drizzling” a breeze!

Now you can start to build these little beauties.

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

On the serving plate or platter, place one bottom half, cut side up. Slather on about 2 tablespoons of whipped cream, and top with 6 blackberries.

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

Place a half piece on top of the blackberries and repeat a second layer of whipped cream and blackberries. Yum!

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

Crown your creation with a top half piece, sprinkle on a dash of powdered sugar and drizzle on some apricot preserves. Finished! Serve these little pretties  right away! Whipped cream will do the electric slide on you if it gets warm!

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone served you a Blackberry Napoleon served on a tray with a steaming cup of after dinner coffee! Not gonna happen at my house…but a girl can dream! ( after taking pictures I treated myself to this pretty tray while relaxing on my back porch…and it was Awesome!!)

 

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

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Blackberry Napoleon recipe

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves – a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!


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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet (1/2 box) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 2 pints fresh blackberries, washed and picked thru
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream (ingredients below)
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
  • Whipped Cream
  • 11/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and get out a baking sheet and line with parchment paper.
  2. Take the thawed sheet of puff pastry dough and lay it out on a flat, lightly floured surface. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into three rectangles, on the fold lines that are already in the dough. Then cut each rectangle into 4 even pieces, so you end up with 12 even little rectangles total.
  3. Place them on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 18 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. Remove from the oven to cool.
  4. While the puffs are cooling, make the whipped cream. In a large mixing bowl, pour in whipping cream and beat with the whip attachment or hand mixer until the cream starts to thicken. Add the vanilla and sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Keep going until it is slightly firmer. The whipped cream should just be able to hold its shape on a spoon.
  5. After the little puffs have cooled, use a small knife to cut each of the lpuffs in half, so you will now have 24 halves total. Each Blackberry Napoleon will use three half pieces each, so this recipe will make a total of 8 desserts.
  6. Place the apricot preserves into a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 15-20 seconds to soften the preserves. Pour the preserves into a plastic sandwich bag (or pastry bag), push down into one corner, and snip a small hole in the corner to allow squeezing out the preserves.
  7. On the serving plate or platter, place one bottom half, cut side up. Spread on about 2 tablespoons of whipped cream, and top with 6 blackberries.
  8. Place a half piece on top of the blackberries and repeat a second layer of whipped cream and blackberries.
  9. Crown with a top half piece, sprinkle on a dash of powdered sugar and drizzle on some apricot preserves. Serve right away.

Notes

Substitute 2 pints of your favorite berries for the blackberries.
Non-Dairy whipped topping can be substituted for the whipping cream


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Napoleon

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

 

Blackberry Napoleon is a light and airy dessert recipe made from puff pastry, real whipped cream, blackberries and apricot preserves - a gorgeous and tasty finish to any meal!

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. It really is fantastic! Who knew that Blackberries could be so dressed up! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs

  2. I want that, too. It looks fantastic and for sure it must be yummy 🙂

  3. Hi Karren, come on over and I will up a batch just for you!! Hugs- Christine

  4. OOo I would love to be served your napoleon after a nice BBQ, what a nice way to get to know you.
    Thank you Christine for hosting the #OMHGWW this week1
    Have a wonderful week!
    Karren
    Hugs

  5. It should be…but it is oh so good! Anyone concerned about calories or fat could use a light non-dairy whipped topping instead:) After getting out my summer shorts, I think I will need to make the switch:) Hugs- Christine

  6. That looks really good. All that whip cream should be a sin.

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