Be My Valentine Napoleons

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Suzanne Banfield

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My sweetheart (aka my husband) prefers desserts that are not too sweet. Since our wedding anniversary and Valentine’s Day occur in the same week, this luscious pastry is our special annual treat. Crisp puff pastry is filled with mascarpone cream and brightened with a cranberry-orange-pecan relish. A drizzle of dark chocolate adds to the decadence.

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What a beautiful dessert for someone special. Cutting hearts out of the puff pastry is easy and the final outcome is very impressive. The filling is so creamy I could eat that alone with a spoon! The cranberry relish is sweet and sour, and the nuts add an occasional crunch. Loved chocolate drizzled on top. It's the perfect final touch! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
5 servings
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
12 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium
    thin-skinned orange
  • 6 oz
    fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    toasted pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 8 oz
    mascarpone cheese
  • 1 c
    plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream, divided use
  • 6 Tbsp
    powdered sugar plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 pkg
    (17.3-ounce) puff pastry sheet
  • 1 oz
    dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

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