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Oh Canada Napoleon Recipe - Outside The Box

Oh Canada Napoleon Recipe

Oh Canada Napoleon Recipe

What’s more Canadian than Saskatoon berries?  Well if you live in the prairies not much.  My all time favorite local food makes this simple Napoleon recipe extra special.

Oh Canada Napoleon Recipe

Makes 5 or 6 Napoleons


  • 1 package of puff pastry

Pastry Cream:

  • 1 1/4 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch

Saskatoon Berry Filling:

  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 small carton of whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 400.

Unroll your thawed puff pastry.  I used prerolled pastry.  If your’s is not prerolled roll it out, on a lightly floured surface, to 1/4 inch thickness.

maple leaf cookie cutter


I used a maple leaf cookie cutter to make my napoleons.  You can find them pretty easily.  I’ve seen them at the Bulk Barn and I actually picked mine up from Cabellas. If you can’t find one just use a large round cookie cutter or simply cut your pastry into squares with a sharp knife.

Place your cut pastry on a cookie sheet lines with a baking liner or parchment paper.  Place in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until puffed up and golden brown.  Remove from oven and move the pastry to a wire rack to cool.

napoleon recipe

To make the pastry cream:

Pour milk and vanilla into a saucepan and heat over medium/low heat until it just starts to steam.  Remove from heat.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and corn starch. Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg mixture, whisking the entire time.  Pour this mixture back into the pan and heat over medium/low heat, stirring constantly, until the becomes very thick.  Remove from heat, place into a small bowl and put in the fridge to chill.

To make the Saskatoon berry sauce:

Place the water and sugar in a sauce pan and heat over medium/high heat until boiling.  Add the Saskatoons and let boil again.  Once it starts to boil reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.  Slowly add the cornstarch and, stirring constantly, cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens.  Place in a small bowl and put in the fridge to chill.

Make the whipped cream.

Beat the whipping cream in a deep bowl until peaks form.  Add the sugar and beat for 1 more minute. Set in fridge until needed.

To make the napoleons:

Using a sharp serrated knife cut your pasty in half lengthwise.

napoleon recipe


napoleon recipe


Spread a generous layer of pastry cream on the bottom half of your pastry.  Follow by a layer of berry filling and a layer of whipped cream.  Place top half of the pastry over your layers.

napoleon recipe


This article has 2 comments

  1. These are so cute – Perfect for Canada Day! I just found this recipe through Tasty Query and I was surprised when I saw your blog come up. I think we met at Blissdom when you were doing headshots.

  2. That is so cute—extremely cute. I like the maple shape. The steps is also pretty simple. But where can i find the saskatoon berries? Is it available in supermarket? I think it’s pretty hard to find it here. Can we just not add it or change it with other things?

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