Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cool Lime Napoleons

Some of you may know that I love Pampered Chef and secretly sale it on the side to support my addiction.  This is a recipe that I love to turn to when we are entertaining or when I am looking for something easy and refreshing.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls 

3 kiwi, peeled and sliced 

1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained and patted dry 

2 large limes 

1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1/2 cup powdered sugar 

1/4 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped 

Powdered sugar 

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly sprinkle sheet pan with flour. Unroll crescent dough across length of pan; pinch seams to seal. Lightly sprinkle dough with flour.  Roll dough evenly.  The dough will not cover the entire pan.   Prick dough with a fork or pastry tool. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes on cooling rack.. Carefully remove pastry from pan to cooling rack; cool completely.

2. Transfer pastry to cutting board. Using Pizza Cutter, cut pastry crosswise into six rows and lengthwise into four rows to make twenty-four 2 1/2-inch squares. Slice kiwi. Place one kiwi slice and one orange segment onto each pastry square.

3. Zest one lime to measure 1 teaspoon zest. Finely snip zest using Kitchen Shears. Juice limes to measure 2 tablespoons juice. In a bowl, combine whipped topping, powdered sugar, lime zest and juice; mix until smooth and slightly thickened. In a piping bag with a star tip completely fill with lime mixture. Pipe a 1 1/2-inch rosette onto center of each pastry square, refilling decorator as needed.

4. Finely chop almonds and sprinkle over rosettes. Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar. Place one pastry square on top of another, pressing down lightly. Repeat with remaining pastry squares. Serve immediately.

Yield: 12 servings 

Nutrients per serving (1 Napoleon): Calories 190, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 150 mg, Fiber less than 1 g 

Cook’s Tips: The pastry squares can be served as 24 single dessert canapés, if desired.
Source: Pampered Chef

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