Honey-Baked Won Ton “Napoleons”


napoleons

Ok, these guys have gotta be my all-time favorite summertime dessert. Actually, my favorite any-time dessert! Crispy, creamy, sweet and tasty – all in one bite.  When serving, I like to set this up as a little dessert buffet, letting each guest make their own.  A true napoleon is made with layer upon layer of puff pastry and cream filling and is incredibly fattening.  This version is low cal if you use the one third less fat cream cheese for the filling. 

¼ cup honey
24 won ton wrappers (approx. 3” x  3” in size)|
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
2 cups assorted fresh berries
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 – 1/2 cup granulated sugar, depending on how sweet your berries are
zest of ½ lemon
zest of ½ orange
2-3 Tbs. triple sec

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with baking spray.  In a small sauté pan over low heat, warm honey to liquefy.  Using a pastry brush, brush each wonton wrapper with warm honey and place onto prepared baking sheets, honey side up, taking care not to overlap.  Bake until lightly browned, watching closely, so wonton wrappers don’t get too brown, approx. 8 minutes.  Remove to cool on a wire cooling rack.  In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Place fruit into instant marinator bowl and combine with sugar and lemon, orange zest and triple sec; toss gently to combine.  Create vacuum and macerate fruit for 3-4 minutes.

Now You’re Cookin’,

Chef Alli

 

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