napoleon

Pronunciation: [nuh-POH-lee-uhn]

A delectable dessert made with crisp layers of puff pastry spread with crème pâtissière and either glazed with a thin icing or dusted with powdered sugar. Napoleons are usually made in small rectangular shapes just large enough for an individual serving.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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