Mille Foglie all’Albicocca

Napoleon Cake with Apricot Filling

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Layers of baked puff pastry stacked with a filling are usually known as mille foglie (thousand leaves). Infinite variations of fillings and flavorings are possible. This version, with a filling of rum-scented apricot preserves and a lemon pastry cream, is found commonly throughout Italy. Feel free to vary the kind of preserves or to use another flavor of pastry cream, such as rum or even chocolate. A layer of sliced or whole berries may be used over the preserves, or you may add a th