Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Chive Turnovers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

A delicious appetizer from FIne Cooking magazine.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Doc's Mom April 25, 2011

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