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This easy Peach Napoleon Recipe uses baked, sugared wontons that are layered with whipped cream and fresh peaches for a impressive presentation.

Peach Napoleons with Sugared Wonton Wrappers

Photos and Recipe Updated June 2014

Originally published September 26, 2008 – Peach season is something that I look forward to every year. I’m jumping the gun a little bit right now, as it’s not quite peach season here in Utah yet, but I couldn’t resist. I’ve been dying to remake this beautiful Peach Napoleon recipe, and I can see myself making this dessert all summer long!

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not an entertainer. But if I was, this simple Peach Napoleon recipe would be in my repertoire. It really doesn’t get any easier or faster than this. If I didn’t have to wait for the oven to pre-heat, I could have had these done in under 10 minutes easy. And not only are they easy and impressive looking, they are tasty!

Fresh Peach Dessert

Now, I’m sure this has been done before, but the sugared wonton wrappers are shear genius in my mind. Five minutes to prepare, and I could have honestly eaten them alone and been happy. But paired with freshly whipped cream and fresh peaches, it was a match made in heaven. I did change up the original recipe, which is one thing that is great about this recipe – and most of Robin Miller’s recipes that I’ve made so far. Her recipe called for canned mandarin oranges, which would have been delicious, but I thought I’d use fresh produce since it’s that time of year. My original thought was to see if there were any good berries at the store, but then I remembered that is peach season and decided to pick up some local peaches. And if you want to, you could always use already prepared whipped topping or Cool Whip to make this even faster, but to me, there is nothing better than freshly whipped cream, sweetened with a bit of sugar. And really, it took me all of 2 minutes to pour the cream in a bowl and beat it with my hand mixer.

These are a little messy to eat, but worth every bite. And since I have a partially used package of wonton wrappers in my fridge now, I’m sure we’ll be enjoying this dessert all weekend long!

Recipe for Easy Peach Napoleons

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Peach Napoleon Recipe
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This easy Peach Napoleon Recipe uses baked, sugared wontons that are layered with whipped cream and fresh peaches for a impressive presentation.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 fresh peaches, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Coat a large cooking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Lay the wonton wrappers on the prepared sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray the tops with cooking spray. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the wrappers.
  3. Cook in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
  4. Place the whipping cream in a bowl and whip until it starts to thicken. Slowly add 2-3 teaspoons of sugar while you continue to beat. Beat until the cream has stiff peaks.
  5. To arrange, place four of the wonton wrappers on a serving plate or on individual dessert dishes. Top each wonton with 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream, followed by ¼ of a peach. Top with a second wonton wrapper. Repeat layer with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and ¼ of a peach. (For a total of half a peach for each dessert.) Top with the remaining wonton wrappers.
  6. Sift powdered sugar over the tops and serve.
adapted from Quick Fix Meals

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48 Responses to Peach Napoleon Recipe with Sugared Wonton Wrappers {Cookbook of the Month Recipe}

  1. Mary says:

    What a brilliant dessert! When I first saw it I thought you were heading off to fancy pastry land, but this one looks like something that everyone can do. And it looks super yummy!

  2. kat says:

    Its a really beautiful dessert that’s for sure

  3. Maria says:

    Wow stunning dessert!


  4. Ning says:

    Wow! This is a very creative way of using wonton wrappers! I’m sure this is delicious! πŸ™‚

  5. Barbara Bakes says:

    This is a great idea! I’m going to give this one a try!

  6. Tasty Trends says:

    i am definitely going to try this! it totally looks like you slaved over this dessert!!!

  7. Maria says:

    what an elegant dessert! this one can really fool the guests too. They will never know how easy it is to throw together!

  8. ashley says:

    i totally agree that sugared wonton wrappers are absolutely genius! this looks so beautiful! a perfect dessert for company!

  9. Patsyk says:

    This dessert is definitely worthy of serving to company! Looks amazing!

  10. glamah16 says:

    They look so elegant!

  11. flower says:

    This looks amazing and sounds delicious, it cant be that simple to make!

  12. AimΓ©e says:

    WISH I had seen this last night! Roasted off some peaches and had some whipped cream to use up. It was tasty, but I could have dressed it up way more with this recipe!
    I think I have that same plate… πŸ™‚

  13. Paula says:

    Wow, those look like something from a fancy restaurant! What a creative way to use wrappers, and all those flavors sound terrific. My husband would devour these!

  14. Ryley says:

    How pretty! Those look so yummy! But all i can think about now is wontons (or egg rolls) and a big thing of soy sauce!! πŸ™‚

  15. Andrea says:

    Wow, such an impressive dessert! I’m sure that would impress anyone.

  16. kamailesfood says:

    What a lovely and simple dessert! Nice photo.

  17. Prudy says:

    Great use of late summer peaches. That’s a very impressive looking easy dessert.

  18. CECIL says:

    For someone who always have wonton wrappers in fridge, I have never used it for sweet/dessert type of dish. I know. I am so non-adventureous. πŸ˜€ But after looking at this beautiful dessert, I think I will be making this for next dinner party.

  19. Pam says:

    What a lovely and delicate dessert. I just made a peach crisp and the peaches were amazing so I am excited to try another dessert using them.

  20. Sophie says:

    Yay for using peaches! Sounds so yummy. I don’t really throw parties either, but I do have a mental list of things I’d want to make if I did ;), these would make it on the list :D. They are too cute!

  21. Emiline says:

    I’m glad you used peaches. Fresh peaches are so much better than mandarin oranges. One time mandarin oranges made me sick..so, I’m against them now.

    These look so fancy! I like it.

  22. Katie says:

    It looks beautiful. What a great way to use up wonton wrappers. You could serve these at a fancy dinner party.

  23. Megan says:

    Your right, I could eat the wontons all by themself. Quick and easy and impressive. LOVE IT!

  24. Nora B. says:

    I like the oven toasted wonton wrappers – such an easy but elegant dessert. thanks!

  25. Katelyn says:

    The Napoleon looks fantastic! Now that it is finally starting to cool down, my husband and I are really enjoying comfort foods. We’ll be trying this out soon!


  26. Ginny says:

    What a great idea! Looks delicious! πŸ™‚

  27. Gigi says:

    This looks and sounds good! I love amazing simple desserts.

  28. Grace says:

    well if you ask me, the messiest foods are often the tastiest, and i don’t think this would be an exception. they’re elegant yet totally doable–bravo! πŸ™‚

  29. noble pig says:

    I have served Napolean’s at fancy dinner parties and they are always elegantly received. It almost makes you feel guilty becuase they are so easy to make.

  30. Debbie says:

    Gorgeous dessert and great picture!

  31. Melanie says:

    Wow! Those DO look impressive. And I LOVE fresh peach season!

  32. Jenny says:

    Pretty pretty pretty! I want to try it very soon!

  33. Cakespy says:

    Absolute perfection!!! Perfect for Indian summer!

  34. miss.cupcake.face says:

    it’s so pretty! I definitely have to try this

  35. Ingrid says:

    I love those wonton wrappers. Everytime I see yummy (easy) recipes like yours that uses them I think to myself I’m gonna try that and even go so far as to buy the wrappers BUT then something happens (me?) and I wind up not using them and having to toss ’em. πŸ™

    I really need to try this!!!

  36. farida says:

    This looks so delicious! Beautiful presentation too!

  37. mikky says:

    what a great dessert idea… thanks for sharing… πŸ™‚

  38. ~Holly says:

    This look so good & elegant to boot!! πŸ™‚

  39. Alexa says:

    It is such an elegant idea. Just beautiful!

  40. Mrs. L says:

    That is an absolutely beautiful dessert! Seriously, cover of a cookbook worthy. Yummy sounding. I love using wonton wrappers in desserts (Nutella Ravioli comes to mind πŸ™‚

  41. Anonymous says:

    Agree….this is one of those desserts where you can easily be creative, have fun with, but soooooo simple to put together that guests would think you're Well on your way to becoming the next Celebrity Chef!

    Thanks for posting!

  42. These look fabulous!! I love how pretty they are πŸ™‚

  43. This is so creative, and I even have wonton wrappers in the fridge!

  44. Just gorgeous! Love how simple yet impressive this is! Pinned!

  45. I can’t stand how beautiful this is!! πŸ™‚

  46. Jaclyn says:

    These are so pretty!

  47. Chels R. says:

    It just looks incredibly delightful and charming. I would be thrilled to be entertained with these!

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