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Chocolate Raspberry Mini-Napoleons

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These mini Napoleons are perfect for a dessert tray or for afternoon tea...but you'd better make plenty...the rich chocolate raspberry filling is hard to resist.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Chill: 30 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 18
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 4 squares (1 ounce each ) semi-sweet chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 pkg. (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

  • 2 1/2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) seedless raspberry jam

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks. Cut each strip into 6 rectangles, making 18 in all.  Place the pastry rectangles onto baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 36 in all.

  4. Place the chocolate and milk in a large microwaveable bowl.  Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat until the mixture is melted and smooth.  Let cool to room temperature.

  5. Beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.  Beat the cream cheese mixture into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the whipped cream.

  6. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon jam on each bottom pastry half.  Divide the chocolate mixture among the bottom pastry halves and top with the top pastry halves.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar before serving.

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Tip

If you want a flaky thin and crispy pastry that’s not very puffy, prick the unbaked Puff Pastry all over with a fork, which lets steam escape while baking.

When using an egg wash, be sure it doesn’t run down the cut sides of the pastry, as that will make edges stick together and stop the pastry from rising.

If bubbles appear on the surface while baking Puff Pastry, prick with a fork to deflate them.

Remove only as many pastry sheets as you need. Wrap unused sheets in plastic wrap or foil and return to the freezer.

Inspiration

  • VIEW:
  • Top any dessert with shaved chocolate for a gorgeous presentation.

  • Sweet, juicy raspberries are delicious and beautiful.

  • Pizzazzerie – These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pastry Puffs from blogger Courtney at Pizzazzerie make for a sweet colorful treat for a springtime baby shower.

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