This Peach Napoleon recipe is made with maple whipped cream and fresh peaches. It is topped with salted caramel and candied pecans for a delicious flavor.
I made these Peach Napoleons as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #WalmartProduce
I am excited that peaches are in season! All sorts of peach recipes have been running through my mind from peach pies to peach ice cream and peach cobbler. I finally decided that I wanted to keep the fresh peach flavor and texture in my dessert, instead of making something baked or frozen. I settled on a peaches and cream dessert called Peach Napoleon. It is super easy to make using frozen puff pastry, homemade maple whipped cream and fresh peaches! Not only do the salted caramel drizzle and candied pecans on top make the Peach Napoleons look fabulous, they also add to the delicious flavor of the dessert!
I was doing a little grocery shopping at Walmart last week and as soon as I walked in the door, I could smell the fresh fruit! Fresh fruit and veggies are one of my favorite things about summer. I’m trying not to think about how fast August is flying by, but with all of the back-to-school prep and end of summer vacations, it is pretty hard to ignore. So, I had a hard time deciding which fruits and veggies to buy. I love that Walmart produce is fresh, farmer picked produce with a 100% money back guarantee. I finally chose bananas, cherries and peaches for us to enjoy this week. Some of the fruit we will eat fresh, some of it will be used in our smoothies and some of it in desserts like this Peach Napoleon!
To make the Peach Napoleons, start by making the pastry. Thaw a sheet of frozen puff pastry, according to the directions on the package. I let mine thaw on the counter for 40 minutes. Unfold the puff pastry and cut it into three strips along the fold marks. Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, until golden.
While allowing the puff pastry to cool, make the maple whipped cream. Beat 1 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. Then, thinly slice two fresh peaches.
Split each puff pastry in half lengthwise, so that you have six layers of pastry. Top two of the layers with 1/2 cup of whipped cream and 1/4 of the peach slices. Top with another pastry layer. Add another 1/2 cup of whipped cream and more peach slices.
Top with a final pastry layer. Cut the two Peach Napoleons into three pieces for a total of six servings. Dust them with powdered sugar, drizzle on some salted caramel ice cream topping and sprinkle with candied pecans before serving.
We thoroughly enjoyed these Peach Napoleons with maple whipped cream and candied pecans! We grabbed cups of coffee and sat in the backyard to watch the sunset while eating our dessert. Vanessa and Zack have eaten canned peaches and lunchbox peach cups, but even though I buy fresh peaches for myself, they never wanted to try them.
This dessert was too hard to resist and they both said the peaches were really good and that the dessert was amazing. Vanessa is now a huge fresh peach fan and has been eating them along with the rest of the fruit I buy!