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Thingamajig Tuesdays: Strawberry Napoleon Baklava {Inspired by ABC’s The Chew}

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Macerated strawberries and pastry cream nestled between layers of flaky phyllo dough sheets and drizzled with sweet honey.
Servings: 8 Makes 8 Servings
Calories: 885

Ingredients

For the Strawberries

  • 1 cup strawberries , sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

For the Pastry Cream

  • (You can also use Vanilla Instant Pudding)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter , room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 6 Phyllo Sheets
  • Honey

Instructions 

  • Combine sliced strawberries and sugar in a bowl; let stand for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the Pastry Cream

  • (Skip this part if using Instant Pudding and follow the directions on the Instant Pudding Box)
  • In a saucepan combine yolks, sugar, and cornstarch; whisk until well incorporated.
  • Heat milk to a boil.
  • Slowly pour 1/4 cup of milk into egg mixture and whisk until blended.
  • Slowly pour the rest of the milk while whisking.
  • Put the pan over medium-high heat and continue to whisk.
  • Bring to a boil and whisk for another minute or two, or until the mixture comes together.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the butter, and continue to whisk until blended and mixture is smooth.
  • Completely cool the filling by placing the pan in a large bowl filled with cold water and ice. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes.

Prepare Phyllo Sheets

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Stack Phyllo sheets on prepared baking sheet, one on top of the other, brushing each sheet with the melted butter before adding the next.
  • Cut stacked Phyllo Sheets right down the middle, vertically.
  • Now cut 8 squares.
  • Make a diagonal slit across each square so you get two triangles from each square.
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven.

Assemble

  • Top 8 of the triangles with prepared pastry cream.
  • Evenly divide strawberry mixture and layer on top of pastry cream.
  • Top with remaining phyllo triangles.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Thingamajig Tuesdays: Strawberry Napoleon Baklava {Inspired by ABC’s The Chew}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 885 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 175mg58%
Sodium 1134mg47%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 138g46%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 556IU11%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.