Neapolitan Napoleons

Wow! Layers of flaky pastry filled with cinnamon-spiked chocolate mousse and whipped cream with fresh strawberries—what a crowd pleaser!
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 25 minutes
  • bake: 15 minutes
  • cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 12



  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces, melted
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream or thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, melted (optional)
  • 1 square (1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar


  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. Place the pastries onto 2 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 wire racks for 10 minutes.  Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 36 in all.

  4. Beat the heavy cream and cinnamon in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold in the melted chocolate pieces.

  5. Reserve 12 top pastry layers.  Spread 12 bottom pastry layers with the chocolate cream and another pastry layer.  Top with the whipped cream, strawberries and the reserved top pastry layers.  Drizzle with the melted chocolate, if desired.  Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar.

  6. Ingredient Note: For 2 cups sweetened whipped cream, beat 1 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.

  7. Make-Ahead: These can be served immediately or covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

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