This was Jed’s last dessert. (Sorry! Elder Clawson.) The last thing I would fix him for the next 2 years! He’ll be serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He’s headed to Albania, and Kosovo, and Macedonia, and Montenegro! I didn’t even know where those countries were 5 months ago. And I swear there was a war there just a few years ago. 1999 isn’t just a few, but it seems like yesterday. And do you remember the bad guys on the movie Taken? Yup! They were from Albania. My outlook on these countries has changed lately. Jed is going to LOVE serving there! (Shameless plug to check out his mission blog! It’s on the right hand side. Just right over there:)
A Napoleon is so stinking easy to make, and it always impresses the folks you serve it to. You can make it all fancy, by making a homemade pudding if you’d like. I just used Jello Cook and Serve Vanilla pudding. I may have substituted a little cream in for the milk, but who cares. My son just left for Albania for 2 years! He deserves a little something special:)
I followed the recipe off the back of the Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Dough. Turned out perfect, and it took no time at all. You could use any type of berry, or fresh peaches in a month or two, and even frozen berries would work. In about a month I’m expecting my blackberry patch to EXPLODE with berries, and this Napoleon will take on a blackberry variety. Enjoy making this. I know we licked up every last crumb.