Tested till perfect Raspberry Napoleans with Tangerine Sabayon
Raspberry Napoleans with Tangerine Sabayon
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Raspberry Napoleans with Tangerine Sabayon

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 half 1halfpackage puff pastry, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsfresh raspberryfresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspframboise
  • icing sugar
  • raspberry sauce, see below

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 300 g 300gfrozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwater
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsugar
  • 1 tsp 1tsplemon juice

Tangerine Sabayon:

  • 3 3egg yolkegg yolks
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuptangerine juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsprum
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream
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On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a 12-x 12-inch (30 x 30 cm) square. Cut into twelve 4-x 3-inch (10 x 8 cm) squares. Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Pierce all over with fork. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or for up to 24 hours.

Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden brown; set aside. (Make-ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 8 hours.)

Raspberry Sauce:
In blender or food processor, puree together raspberries, water, sugar and lemon juice until smooth; press through fine sieve to remove seeds. This makes 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) of sauce. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.)

Tangerine Sabayon:
In heatproof bowl, whisk together yolks and sugar until slightly thickened and starting to turn pale. Whisk in tangerine juice and rum. Place over saucepan of gently simmering water. Whisking constantly, cook until about double, thickened and mixture mounds slightly when dropped from whisk, about 5 minutes.

Immediately place into larger bowl filled with ice water to stop cooking process; whisk often until completely cold.

Whip cream; fold into chilled sabayon. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to
8 hours.)

In bowl, toss together raspberries, sugar and framboise. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours; bring to room temperature before using.)

To serve, drizzle 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the raspberry sauce onto each of 4 dessert plates. Top each with 1 square of puff pastry. Spoon 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the sabayon onto pastry square, then 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the berries over the sabayon. Top with another pastry square. Repeat layers of sabayon and berries; top with remaining pastry. Dust with icing sugar. Serve immediately.

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