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Napoleones Recipe


How to cook Napoleones Recipe.

Napoleones Recipe Napoleones is basically made of sugar, egg, flour, butter and milk. The top Napoleones is lashed by a thin layer of white sugar glaze plus the layered puff pastry sandwiching a slather of sweet custard cream that has a delicate sweetness that can satisfy the cravings of your sweet taste buds.


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Napoleones Ingredients:

Puff Pastry:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of cold water
  • 220 grams butter, chilled
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar or lime juice

Custard Filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour


  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons warm water
  • tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

Napoleones  Cooking Instructions:

puff pastry prep
  • For Puff Pastry:Cut around 40 grams of butter, melt the butter then chill the remaining.  Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add vinegar or lime juice, melted butter then pour in the water. Mix well, knead the dough a little bit. With a rolling pin, flatten dough into a rectangular shape. Place the chilled butter in the middle and fold the corners, right over left, making sure to seal the edges. Do not handle the dough with your whole hands, only with the finger tips, this way you are transferring little heat onto the dough. Roll and flatten the dough into a rectangle, we suggest that you roll it on top of a large tray, this will keep the dough cold to avoid the butter from melting inside.Put the large tray with the dough on top to chill butter inside the dough. The reason the dough is being chilled is to make sure the butter is not absorb by the dough, by the time you finish this process your dough will have a thin sheet of butter on each layer. After 10 minutes, remove dough from freezer, fold again right over left and roll and flatten again with a rolling pin to form another rectangular shaped dough. Repeat this process 4 times. Cut into rectangle shape. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake the dough for about 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool completely. Cut puff pastry in half to insert custard filling.  Spread a glaze over the top.
  • For Custard Filling : In a heavy saucepan, place the butter, evaporated milk, egg yolks, sugar and flour. Stir to combine.  Over low fire, cook the mixture stirring constantly to prevent scorching. When the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat.
filling and glaze prep
  • For the Glaze : In a medium mixing bowl, put in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough boiling water to make a glaze of spreading consistently.  (In this photo my glaze is to runny, too bad I put sugar and vanilla first in a bowl and found out that i’m running out of confectioners’ sugar  lol)


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Freshly baked puff pastry . . .

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I add some Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup for a change, yum!!!

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. hi there, im from bacolod city , may i know how did you learn to make napoleones and where did you learn it from? thanks .

  2. Hi Cecile, my brother teach me the shortcut method on making puff pastry. Actually napoleones pastry is a labor intensive and takes so much time. My brother worked part time before from a family friend, a retired couple from Rollis Restaurant, here in Bacolod City

  3. thanks for sharing this recipe!!! now i can try how to make one 🙂 btw, the remaining chilled butter that you will place in the dough, does it have to be cut into small portions or just place the whole remaining butter? thanks again! 🙂

    • Hi dear, yes you have to cut into small cubes or flatten the whole butter first before placing inside your dough. This method helps you to roll easier than putting the whole butter in it takes a lot of punching. You need to remember that your butter should always at chilled state when your rolling so it won’t squeeze out and ruin the puff pastry. It takes a lot of practice to make a perfect puff pastry but I know you can do it too and have a nice day 🙂

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