Giant Apple Napoleon

Southern Living
Bake puff pastry the day before; assemble Napoleon the following day.
Makes 8 servings


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1 (17 1/4-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1 (3.5-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Powdered sugar


Unfold pastry sheets on baking sheets; press out fold lines. Stir together egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush on pastry sheets.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks.

Beat pudding mix and whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apple slices, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until tender; drain.

Spread pudding over 1 pastry sheet; top with apple mixture. Place remaining pastry sheet over apple slices; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Created date

October 2003