Pineapple Coconut Napoleons

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Napoleons are layered French pastries. This simplified version uses won ton wrappers and a cream cheese filling to make layers easy and delicious.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • Drain pineapple; reserve 1/4 cup juice.
  • Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Spray both sides of wonton wrappers with cooking spray then dredge in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place on baking sheet; bake at 375 degrees F. 3 minutes each side or until edges are golden brown; let cool.
  • Beat cream cheese, cream of coconut and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Stir in nuts; set aside 4 tablespoons cream cheese mixture. Dredge 8 pineapple slices in remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cut remaining pineapple slices into chunks.
  • Cook pineapple in large nonstick skillet over high heat turning, until lightly browned on both sides; 30 to 60 seconds per side. Remove from pan. Add any remaining sugar and butter to pan and melt.
  • Stir pineapple chunks and reserved juice into skillet. Heat to a boiling and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Place one wonton wrapper on 4 dessert plates. Top each with pineapple slice and some of the glaze. Spoon 1/8 cream cheese mixture in center of slice. Repeat, layering once. Place remaining wonton wrapper on top; spoon reserved cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with toasted coconut; spoon pineapple chunks around napoleons and serve.