- 1 package of puff pastry, thawed
- 1/4 cup(s) melted butter
- 1 1/4 cup(s) sugar
- 2 Jalapeños, roasted, seeded and diced.
- 5 egg yolks from large eggs
- 3 large lemons, zested and juiced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, cut into slices.
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Roll out your puff pastry sheets onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
- Brush with 1/4 cup melted butter over the surface of pastry then sprinkle a 1/4 cup sugar over the surface of puff pastry. With a pizza cutter cut puff pastry into even squares.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until pastry is puffed up and slightly browned.
- Remove and cool before building napoleons.
- Fill a small pot 1/3 full of water and bring it to a simmer.
- In a separate metal bowl add the minced roasted jalapeños, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt together and whisk until mixture has a creamy pale yellow color.
- Place minced jalapeño, egg yolk, sugar, and lemon mixture onto the pot (double boiler method).
- Whisk egg mixture until it becomes the consistency of a pancake batter.
- While still whisking, add in cubed butter a little at a time, making sure butter is completely absorbed before adding the next installment of butter. (Repeat this step until all the butter is incorporated).
- Turn off heat and whisk mixture vigorously for 1 minute more off the heat. Then place into a cool bowl and place custard in the refrigerator to chill and set up for at least 30 minutes. (Make sure your water in the pot never reaches a boil, keep it at a gentle simmer).
- While your lemon custard is chilling make the whipped cream by adding the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup together in a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks have formed.
- Build your napoleon by stacking a piece of cut puff pastry followed by a layer of lemon custard and whipped cream. Repeat this process, you should have 3 pieces of puff pastry stacked with lemon curd and whipped cream between each layer.
- Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.