Lemon Mascarpone & Raspberry Napoleon

Skip Breadcrumb HomeClinics & ProgramsELLICSR KitchenLemon Mascarpone & Raspberry Napoleon
Skill Level
Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 (1 napoleon) Cost Per Serving $1.36
Share this Recipe
Image of lemon mascarpone rasberry napolean.


5 sheetsPhyllo Pastry
2 tbspGrape Seed Oil or Melted Butter
1 tbspGround Pistachios or Almonds
1/4 cupMascarpone Cheese
3/4 cupPlain Greek Yogurt
2 tbspLemon Zest
2 tspLemon Juice
2 tbsp + 1 tbspHoney
1/2 tspPure Vanilla Extract
1 cupRaspberries (fresh or frozen)
2 tbspFresh Mint (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Brush one layer of phyllo with the oil or butter and lightly sprinkle some ground pistachio over top. Place another layer of phyllo over top. Brush, sprinkle and repeat for the remaining layers.
  3. Place the phyllo sheets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently run your knife through the phyllo, cutting it into 16 squares. Bake for about 6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Combine mascarpone, yogurt, vanilla, honey and lemon zest in a bowl until well mixed. Place in a freezer bag (with small piece of corner cut off) or piping bag.
  5. Take one baked square piece of phyllo and gently pipe some of the mascarpone mixture over top, top with some raspberries and then top with another square of phyllo. Pipe a little more mascarpone on top of that with more raspberries and garnish with fresh mint.
  6. To make a raspberry sauce, add 3/4 cups of raspberries, 1 tbsp of honey and 2 tsp of lemon juice in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blender until smooth, strain through a mesh sieve to remove the sides. Use this sauce in between each phyllo layer of the napoleon.


  • Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak and are more likely to break (fracture). Osteoporosis is more common in women than men and the risk increases after menopause. 1 in 4 Canadian women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, while the disease affects 1 in 8 men over 50 years of age.
  • Osteoporosis is even more common in cancer survivors, as treatments such as radiation to the pelvis, hormone therapy for breast or prostate cancer, steroids and some types of chemotherapy increase the risk of osteoporosis. The risk also increases with poor nutrition and being underweight.
  • Most of the body’s calcium is stored in the bones. Not getting enough calcium can cause your body to remove calcium from your bones to use for other functions. This makes your bones thin and weak.
  • Vitamin D is needed for your body to absorb calcium. Vitamin B12 helps build bones and is found in foods that come from animals, including milk products. A 3/4 cup serving of yogurt contains 300 mg of calcium, 65 IU of vitamin D and 1 mcg of vitamin B12. If you do not have milk products regularly, ask your doctor or dietitian about calcium and vitamin D supplements. Take a 1000 IU vitamin D supplement in the fall and winter and year-round if you use sunscreen.