Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Chive Turnovers

READY IN: 33mins
Recipe by KathyP53

A delicious appetizer from FIne Cooking magazine.

Top Review by Docs Mom

I saw this recipe on Fine Cooking and made it for Easter. This recipe is a very impressive looking appetizer and easy to make. I used 4 ounces of goat cheese which enabled me to make a few more turnovers because there were two puff pastry sheets in the box. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position rack in the center of the oven and heat to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash goat cheese with a fork. Add chives, onion, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoons pepper. Stir until well combined.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the pastry sheet and lightly dust with flour. Use a rolling pin to roll the sheet into a 12" square. Cut the dough into 9 squares. Put equal of the filling (about 1 tbsp.) onto the center of each square Moisten the edges of a square with a fingertip dipped in water. Fold the dough over to form a triangle, gently pressing to remove air pockets around the filling and pressing the edges of the dough together. Use the tines of a fork to crump and seal the edges of the turnover., Repeat this process with the other dough squares.
  4. Arrange the turnovers on a cookie sheet and bake until the turnovers are puffed and golden all over. Let them cool on a rack for a few minutes and serve warm.
  5. May be filled and shaped up to 2 hours ahead. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or brush with melted butter before refrigerating.

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