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Waffled Napoleons

Posted by Danielle Rose on May 11, 2015
Waffled Napoleons

They say there are two types of people in this world, those who love sweet and those who love savoury. I am undeniably a savoury gal, preferring bacon and chips to cookies and cakes, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t find myself craving a sweet treat come the end of the day to offset all that salty goodness. Because I don’t usually crave sweet foods until after dinner, I am often left unprepared and dessert-less. In order to satisfy my evening sweet tooth, I like to have ingredients on hand that will allow me to quickly whip up something special should it strike my fancy.

Puff pastry is one of those ingredients that I always like to keep in my freezer in case I ever need to quickly throw together a last-minute tart or other dessert. It’s one of those hero ingredients that can turn any everyday ingredient into something extraordinary. Just like puff pastry, I’ve learned that the waffle iron too has the ability to turn everyday dishes into something exceptional. Both puff pastry and my waffle iron played the part of the hero in my latest last-minute dessert fix, proving that simplicity can equal elegance and a delicious end to your day!

Now we all know that sandwiches and hash browns are incredible when made in a waffle iron, but have you ever tried waffle-ing pieces of raw puff pastry? In a mere eight minutes, the raw dough becomes puffed, golden, crisp and ready to be assembled into gorgeously polished napoleons. The waffled puff pastry acts as the base and top for creamy vanilla pudding and fresh sweet raspberries, to successfully get this classic French dessert on the table in the time it takes you to ask “where’s dessert?” My favourite part about this dessert is that the puff pastry can be cooked in advance and set aside in an airtight container until you are ready to dive into puff pastry and vanilla pudding heaven!

Get These

  • 1 sheet (1/2 450-g pkg.) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • cooking spray
  • 2 JELL-O Refrigerated Vanilla Pudding Snack
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp. icing sugar

Do This

  1. Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle about 9x12-inches. Trim edges. Divide and cut into six equal rectangles.
  2. Preheat waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray; place as many puff pastry rectangles that will comfortably fit on iron, leaving about a ½-inch between pieces. Close lid and cook 8-minutes, or until crisp. Repeat with remaining puff pastry. Set aside to cool.
  3. To assemble, spoon 2 Tbsp. vanilla pudding onto three of the puff pastry rectangles, spreading evenly. Top with raspberries and remaining three pieces of puff pastry.
  4. Dust with icing sugar and serve.



  • Puff pastry can be cooked ahead of time and stored in an airtight container!
Waffled Napoleons
  • This recipe serves 3.