A delicious dessert, well suited to summer months when berries are in season. Raspberry Napoleon is a spectacular dessert for any occasion.  Buy only the freshest, locally grown berries for maximum flavor.

Raspberry Napoleon

Raspberry Napoleon
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 Cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoons powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cut the butter into pieces. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, salt and butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the sour cream and process until the dough just holds together. Press into a disc, wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Flour the dough and roll out between 2 sheets of waxed paper to 1/8" thick, about an 11 x 11-inch square.
  3. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the dough until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  5. Trim pastry to an 8 x 8-inch square and cut it into eight 2 x 4-inch rectangles.
  6. Beat the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla until it holds firm peaks. Put the whipped cream in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe half of it onto four of the rectangles.
  7. Arrange the raspberries on top of the cream, then pipe a second layer of cream over the raspberries. Top the cream with the remaining pastry rectangles, flat side up. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  8. Before serving, dust each Napoleon with powdered sugar.
Notes
Per Serving: 522 calories, 5 g protein, 43 g fat, 168 g sodium, 32 g carbohydrate.

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