This stunning dessert tastes as good asit looks! All it takes is one sheet of puff pastry, sliced strawberriesand a very easy-to-make vanilla mousse. An optional strawberrysauce tops it all.
Recipe: Strawberry-AlmondCream Napoleons
1 sheet (half of 17-ounce package) frozenpuff pastry
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup light whipped topping
2 cups stemmed and sliced California strawberries
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Powdered sugar, for garnish
Makes 6 servings.
Strawberry Sauce (Optional): Stem and halve 1 pint basket California strawberriesand puree in blender container with 2 tablespoons granulatedsugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice until smooth.
Cooking Note: All components of this dessertcan be prepared several hours in advance. Cover and refrigeratepudding mixture, strawberries and sauce. Assemble just beforeserving.
Nutritional Information: 413 calories;20 g fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 354 mg sodium; 52 g carbohydrate;4 g fiber; 7 g protein.
Recipe provided courtesy of CaliforniaStrawberry Commission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission.All rights reserved. Used with permission.
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