Beth’s Super Simple Strawberry Napoleon Recipe

Beth’s Super Simple Strawberry Napoleon Recipe

Learn how to make my super simple strawberry napoleons! A great summer entertaining idea that only looks complicated, but is actually really easy to make!

You’ll use store-bought puff pastry (I recommend the Pepperidge Farm brand of puff pastry since it comes in panels and is already scored for you). This makes the cutting super simple. Whip up some homemade whipped cream, add a little jam and fresh strawberries and you’re done! How easy is that?!

This would also be a great one for Mom on Mother’s Day!

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Makes 6

2 sheets store-bought puff pastry (preferable Pepperidge Farm Brand since it’s already scored)
2 tbsp (30 ml) strawberry jam
2 cups (475 ml) heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp (30 ml) powdered sugar + more for dusting
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
30 small strawberries

Preheat oven to 400F (200C).

Turn out puff pastry onto a floured surface. Cut pastry, vertically into 3 equal-sized rectangles, then cut those horizontally into smaller, equal-sized rectangles.

Pierce pastry all over with a fork, transfer to a rimmed lined baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Top pastries with another sheet of parchment paper, and place another rimmed lined baking sheet on top, essentially “sandwiching the puff pastry rectangles. This will prevent them from puffing up as they bake and will allow them to get golden brown and still remain flakey. Bake for 20-25 mins. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool.

TIP: Once completely cooled, the pastry can stay at room temperature on a cooling rack, covered with just a single pie of foil on top. Do not wrap the pastry or condensation can form and decrease the crispness.

To make the whipped cream, place the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl of an electric mixer and whisk on high enough stiff peaks form. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a round tip.

To serve, place 1 pastry rectangle on a dessert plate, spread 1 tsp of the jam evenly on the pastry. Pipe 6 mounds of whip cream (3 on the top of the rectangle, 3 on the bottom. Leaving space in between for 4 strawberries.

Slice tops of strawberries, making sure each strawberry is roughly the same height, and roughly the same height as your whipped cream mounds. Nestle the 4 strawberries in between the cream mounds. Two on top and 2 below.

Then take the second puff pastry rectangle, place a slotted spatula on top, dust powdered sugar over it, remove gently and decorative stripes will be left on your rectangle. Place pastry on top of your Napoleon. Pipe a mound of whipped cream on the center of the top, then leaving the top intact, slice this strawberry in half, and use it as a garnish, nestled in the center mound of cream, cut side up, going in opposite directions (tops facing each other)

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View Comments (22)


  1. Sandy G 323

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    It looks great and fairly simple to make too! But how the heck do you eat it?

  2. Laura Biscaro

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Beautiful, as per usual 😉 A very Happy Mother's Day to you, Beth!! <3

  3. Lourmz T.

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Lovely idea for Mother's Day, Beth! (Happy Mother's Day to you by the way) Can I use pastry cream instead of whipped cream?

  4. Joy James

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Beth you are so lovely. Thank you for the recipe looks delicious!

  5. anna

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    I think I can actually do this one!

  6. Renuka Brown

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Beth you are a sensation!! Thank u

  7. fanofpink

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Those look beautiful!!!! Have a happy Mother’s Day Beth!!!!

  8. Joan L

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    For some reason I cannot view your reply on how to eat this. .???

  9. Jennie Deng

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    LOL i found myself saying “omg” as i quickly clicked this video from excitement. I need to calm down

  10. Kim K

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Adorable! I can't wait to make this!

  11. shikha sharma

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    It looks amazing but how will we it ??

  12. Elle Elle

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Omg Beth what a beautiful and easy dessert perfect for this weekend. Love how you reminded us about the other strawberry desserts we can try. I am going to purchase two rimmed baking sheets in your Amazon store so I can try this recipe, thanks enjoy your weekend!!

  13. Nusrat Fatima

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Amazingly presented and I a damn sure it tastes delicious … I wish I was your daughter so I could taste your yummy creations … your daughters are lucky to have you as their mother.. I'll give you the feed back after I try it

  14. PumpkinEskobarr

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am


  15. Eric Daux

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Beth, how do you wake up so early to post?? I’m over here with Mountain Standard Time at 7:15 and I’m really really tired!!!

  16. Bubblesoph

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am


  17. Kyle McCalla

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    I really like evrything you post so creative with food .

  18. Let's Do Business

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Looks yummy, how do you eat it ?

  19. Robert Quintero

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    How scrumptious, very elegant and simple.

    Can’t wait to see a savory recipe soon, I loved your real time recipes.

    Have a great weekend Beth, thanks for what you do.


  20. En Casa con Sami

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Beth, I was actually looking for your new video. Another delicious and beautiful recipe can’t wait to make it. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day

  21. Rebecca Ubogi

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    This is so pretty ✨
    Is there a recipe in your channel to make a puff pastry from scratch?

  22. Christine Madrazo

    May 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Brava Beth, brava!! Thanks for sharing.

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