Christmas Napoleons

An impressive make-ahead finale.

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
  • Refrigeration: 1 h
Yields 6 servings
christmas napoleons

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pkg phyllo dough thawed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter melted
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
  • Filling
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) water
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried cranberries
  • 4 oz (120 g) white chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated orange peel
  • Cranberry Coulis
  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh or frozen cranberries or 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) water
  • 2 oranges in segments*

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

Slice phyllo into 1/2-inch (2 1/2 cm) ribbons. In large bowl, gently toss phyllo with your hands to separate ribbon layers.

Melt butter and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Drizzle 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter mixture over phyllo and toss gently. Repeat.On 2 buttered cookie sheets, divide phyllo evenly into 18 loose piles. Shape each into round nests, 3 1/2 inch (9 cm) across. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake 10 min until golden and crisp. Cool.

Filling:

In small saucepan, bring water and dried cranberries to a boil. Cool and drain. Meanwhile, melt chocolate with 1/4 cup (60 mL) cream in microwave until smooth. Stir in orange peel. Cool. Beat remaining cream (1-1/4 cups/ 310 mL) to soft peaks and gently fold chocolate into whipped cream. Stir in dried cranberries. Cover and chill.

Cranberry coulis:

In small saucepan bring fresh cranberries, sugar and water to boil. Cover and simmer 10 min. Strain through sieve. Cool.

To serve:

Spoon coulis onto dessert plate. Top with phyllo nests and a spoonful of chocolate filling. Repeat. Top with third phyllo nests. Garnish with oranges segments.

Tips

* Cut off peel and white pith from oranges. Holding them over a bowl, cut segments from between membranes. Drain and set aside.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 581 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 59 g
Fat: 37 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 257 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 11 % / 122 mg
Vitamin C: 43 % / 26 mg
Vitamin A: 31 % / 307 mcg
Folate: 16 % / 36 mcg
Vitamin D: 15 % / 0.8 mcg