Contributed by: NAPSA
Blueberry Napoleons: A Simply Royal Dessert
(NAPSA) - A classic Napoleon is a decadent dessert that was born in Naples... or Copenhagen... or Paris! While historians can't agree on the exact origins, everyone agrees that the dessert was a favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte and that the alternating crisp and creamy textures with a burst of fruit are worthy of royalty.
You'll find plenty of top-quality fresh blueberries in the produce aisle of your market this winter. They come to us from South America, where the climate and growing conditions are perfect for blueberries.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
With a rolling pin, roll bread slices very thin; cut each slice in half lengthwise. Lightly butter bread on one side; arrange on baking sheet; sprinkle with sugar; bake until crisp and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature. (If making ahead, wrap tightly; store at room temperature.)
In medium bowl, with electric mixer, beat ricotta, mascarpone, confectioners' sugar and preserves until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Just before serving, place 8 toasts on work surface. Spread cheese filling on toasts, dividing evenly; dot with berries. Stack 4 of the prepared toasts on remaining prepared toasts; top each with a plain toast; press gently to secure. If desired, sift confectioners' sugar over Napoleons. Serve immediately.
For more nutrition information and great recipes, visit www.blueberrycouncil.org.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 349 calories, 39 g carbohydrate, 17 g total fat, 9 g saturated fat
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