This recipe is home baking made simple!
In this recipe I am giving the traditional Napoleons a makeover. The many crispy and flaky layers of buttery puff pastry are spread with a delicious guava sauce.
The combination of whipped cream and guava sauce makes each bite a wonderful indulgence!
- 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry
- 1 cup of tinned guava slices or 1 cup of fresh guavas (sliced)
- 1 cup of whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 200 grams of guava paste or Membrillo
- The juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
- Warm water (1 to 4 tablespoons)
- 1/3 cup powder sugar for dusting
Method for the Puff pastry
- Take two sheets of frozen puff pastry out the box and let them defrost.
- Using a round pastry cutter cut the pastry into medium size circles. If the pastry is a bit soft chill until firm, around 30 minutes.
- Prick the pastry circles all over with a fork.
- On a baking tray lined with baking paper space the pastry circles
- Bake them for about 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden brown.
- Cool them completely on baking racks.
Method for the Guava Sauce
- Cut the Guava paste into small cubes and place them in a small pan over low heat. Let the paste melt.
- Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Mix well and let it cool. If the paste is too thick just add some hot water and mix again.
Method for the Cream
- Place the cream in a cold mixing bowl mix until the cream is fluffy, then add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until the cream is stiff and creamy.
Method to Assemble the Napoleons
- Take a pastry circle and spread it with the cream.
- Place the first circle on a serving plate and arrange the Guava slices, overlapping them.
- Take the second pastry circle and place it on top of the fruit.
- Spread the second circle with the guava sauce.
- Top the guava sauce circle with the third pastry circle.
- Top the third circle with cream and decorate with guava slices.
- Drizzle the Napoleon with the Guava sauce.
- Finally dust the Napoleons with powdered sugar.
- This dessert is not only easy to make but it is delicious.
- You can use other tinned fruits such as peaches or nectarines.
- In Colombia Guava paste is called Bocadillo. It is a guava jelly made with the guava pulp and sugar or panela.
- If you cannot find guava paste use Membrillo. It is Quince paste.
- You can assemble them a day ahead. They will keep their crispiness for 24 hours.