A little sweet, a touch of tart and a whole lot of tastiness is what you'll get from these delectable Napoleons...and using instant pudding to make the filling is a delicious time-saver.
cost per recipe: $8.84
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package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
tablespoon granulated sugar
package (about 3 1/2 ounces) instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger root
teaspoon finely grated orange zest
cups sweetened whipped cream
can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Heat the oven to 400°F.
Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 12x9-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 (3x1 1/2-inch) rectangles. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet. Place the pastries onto 2 baking sheets. Brush the pastries with the egg and sprinkle with the granulated sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 96 in all.
Prepare the pudding mix in a medium bowl according to the package directions except use 1 cup milk. Stir in the ginger root and orange zest. Fold in the whipped cream.
Spread 1 tablespoon pudding mixture on 48 bottom pastry layers. Top each with 1 orange segment and a top pastry layer. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar.