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Orange Cream Napoleons

Sweet creamy orange filling and fresh Mandarin oranges, are layered between crispy puff pastry layers.

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Roll out puff pastry about 1/4″ thick, and into as big of rectangles as you like (to make one serving).

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If desired, brush tops with an egg wash to create a golden brown pastry.

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Whip together the pudding mix and milk until thick, then stir in the orange zest.

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Gently fold the orange mixture in with the whipped cream, until combined.

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Over top of one cooked (cooled) pastry, spoon some orange cream, and fresh Mandarin oranges (make sure they are patted dry with a paper towel to remove all their surface moisture).

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Orange Cream Napoleons
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Serves: 6
Sweet creamy orange filling and fresh Mandarin oranges, are layered between crispy puff pastry layers.
Ingredients
  • GF Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, optional
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp coarse sugar
  • 1 pkg (about 3½ oz) GF vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1½ cups whipped cream
  • 1 can (11 oz) Mandarin orange segment, drained and laid on paper towel to dry
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, lightly whisk together the egg and water (omit for egg-free). Set aside.
  2. On a floured surface (I use tapioca flour), roll pastry out to 12”x8” by ¼” thick. Cut into 12, 2”x4” pieces, or into whatever size you’d like.
  3. Place the pastries onto baking sheets, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To prepare cream filling, mix pudding with milk and beat at low speed for 2 minutes, or until thick. Stir in the orange zest, then fold in the whipped cream.
  5. Assemble pastries by spreading (or piping) the 1-2 Tbsp of orange cream onto 1 pastry, cover with orange segments, then top with another pastry. Dust with icing sugar.
  6. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours before serving.
Notes
Try adding 1 tsp of finely minced candied ginger to the orange cream.

 

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