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Cheese Turnovers

Cheese Turnovers are light and fluffy with the smooth texture of creamy goat cheese topped with the delicate onion flavor of fresh chives. The puff pastry provides a beautiful appearance to this delicious appetizer. This is a quick and easy recipe combining a few fresh ingredients ending up with a tender turnover!

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Cheese Turnovers

Making the Cheese Turnovers

The Turnovers are best hot out of the oven. But if you do have leftovers do not throw them out! Store them in the refrigerator. The next day microwave or place in the oven on warm to remove the chill. Look how wonderful and light the filling is – and it is packed with flavor!

Now let’s start making our Cheese Turnovers! We begin with mixing together the filling ingredients. Flour a cutting board and roll the puff pastry to 12” by 12” using a rolling pin. Cut into 9 pieces or the desired size. Fill each piece with about a teaspoon of filling near one of the ends. Using your finger place some water around the dough edge and then fold over the side that does not have the filling. Take a fork to seal all sides of the dough. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces. 

Place the Cheese Turnovers on a cookie sheet and shake Dried Chives over them. Bake for 12 to 15-minutes. Check the turnovers early in case they are done. The puff pastry dough can go from golden brown to burnt rather quickly. 

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Cheese Turnovers Topped with Fresh Chives

Assemble the Turnovers Early

We made these wonderful Cheese Turnovers for a Thanksgiving dinner. A few hours before baking, we made the turnovers storing in the refrigerator. Before placing in the refrigerator, brush some melted butter on them and wrap in plastic wrap. Remove them from the refrigerator, while the oven is preheating, placing on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. They look beautiful and inviting on the plate!

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Puff Pastry Cheese Turnovers

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Cheese Turnovers are light and fluffy with the smooth texture of creamy goat cheese topped with the delicate onion flavor of fresh chives. The puff pastry provides a beautiful appearance to this delicious appetizer. This is a quick and easy recipe combining a few fresh ingredients ending up with a tender turnover!
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Course: Appetizer, Holidays
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Turnovers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
servings
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Bernice

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Rolling Pin

Ingredients

Filling Ingredients

  • 4 oz Fresh Goat Cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Chives thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Onion minced
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Pastry Ingredients

  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 Sheet frozen puff pastry thawed overnight in the refrigerator

Topping Ingredients

  • Melted Butter if making ahead
  • Dried Chives

Instructions

Oven Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Unthaw a Puff Pastry Sheet.

Cheese Turnovers Preparation

  • Mix together the filling ingredients and set aside.
  • Flour a cutting board and roll the puff pastry to 12” by 12” with a rolling pin.
  • Cut into 9 pieces or the desired size.
  • Fill each piece with about a teaspoon of filling near one of the ends.
  • Then with your finger place some water around the dough edge and then fold over the side that does not have the filling.
  • With a fork seal all sides of the dough.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
  • Note: be sure the cutting board has enough flour to prevent the dough from sticking. The fork may need to be floured if it starts to stick when sealing the turnovers.
  • Place the turnovers on a cookie sheet and shake Dried Chives over them.
  • Bake for 12 to 15-minutes. Check a few minutes early just in case they are done! The puff pastry dough can go from golden brown to being burnt rather quickly.
  • The cheese will be hot when coming out of the oven so let them cool a bit.

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate based upon serving size.
A few hours before baking, we made the turnovers storing in the refrigerator. Before placing in the refrigerator, brush some melted butter on them and wrap in plastic wrap. Remove them from the refrigerator, while the oven is preheating, placing on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Nutrition Facts
Cheese Turnovers
Amount Per Serving (9 servings)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 179IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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