Just a little ole working gal, who loves food

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Last taste of Summer....

I really can't believe its September already. Really, where has this year gone? I am a HUGE fan of summer and am sad to see the days getting shorter and the evenings cooling off. However, I am a runner and I absolutely LOVE running in the fall months!! So at least I have something to look forward to!!

On the blog today is one of my last summer recipe's I have been hoarding...probably should have posted it back in June when strawberries are in season, but this recipe can be catered to any type of fruit you like!

Strawberry Napoleons

1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry
1 Quart Ripened Strawberries (or other berry)
1 Package Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 Tsp Almond Extract
Sliced Almonds
 1 cup fresh whipped cream
Thaw your puff pastry and roll out. Cut pastry into 4 inch wide strips and bake according to package directions until puffed and brown.

 Seriously...why go through all the trouble making this when the frozen stuff works just fine!!
 Cut your strips into squares once cooled and set aside.
 Prepare your instant pudding according to package directions adding the almond extract as well.
 fold in your 1 cup of whipped cream very gently, being careful to not over mix.
 Now its time to assemble! Take 1 Puff Pastry square and sprinkle some almond slices over it.
 Add a large dollop of the pudding mixture followed by some sliced strawberries. Repeat this process one more time.
Garnish with more sliced almonds. A showstopper dessert that is super easy!!

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