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!
Course: Appetizer, Holidays
Keyword: Cheese Turnovers
Cutting board and knife
4ozFresh Goat Cheeseat room temperature
1/4cupFresh Chivesthinly sliced
Splash of lemon juice
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Flour for dusting
1Sheet frozen puff pastrythawed overnight in the refrigerator
Melted Butter if making ahead
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.
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.