Mini Strawberry Napoleons

½ Package frozen puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)
1 Package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 Cup milk
1 ½ Cups sweetened whipped cream
1 ¼ Cups sliced strawberries
1 tsp Almond Extract
Confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Unfold thawed pastry on lightly floured surface. Cut into 3 strips along fold marks. Cut each strip into 4 rectangles. Place 2” apart on baking sheet. Bake 15 min. or until golden. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions except use 1 cup milk. Fold in whipped cream, almond extract.

Split pastries into 2 layers, making 24 layers in all. Set aside 8 top layers. Spread 8 bottom layers with 2 tbsp. pudding mixture. Top with 1 tbsp. strawberries and another layer. Spread with remaining pudding. Top with remaining strawberries and top layers. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. Makes 8 Napoleons.