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Dessert Napoleon

Real Simple DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 English muffins, halved
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen peaches (or other fruit), thawed and chopped


Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1/4 cup of the honey in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir to combine. Add 6 of the muffin halves to the skillet, cut-side down. Cook, without turning, until golden and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining butter, honey, and muffins. Let cool.

In a large bowl, beat the cream and sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Place 4 muffin halves on individual plates, cut-side up, and top with some of the whipped cream and peaches. Add a second muffin half to each stack and top with the remaining whipped cream and peaches. Sandwich with the remaining muffin halves.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 87.39mg
  • Calories: 648.4
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Carbohydrate: 90.99g
  • Cholesterol: 96.56mg
  • Fat: 29.24g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Iron: 2.63mg
  • Protein: 8.8mg
  • Saturated fat: 17.52g
  • Sodium: 421.83mg

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