Puffy Lobster Turnovers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


16 appetizers

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Tender bits of lobster are nestled in golden brown puff pastry for an easy, elegant appetizer. Get ready to hand out the recipe to party guests!—Benny Diaz, Azusa, California
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  • 1 cup chopped fresh lobster meat
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (17.3 ounces each) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. In a small skillet, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until lobster is firm and opaque; set aside.
  2. Unfold puff pastry. Using a 4-in. round cookie cutter, cut out four circles. Place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastries. Spoon 1 tablespoon lobster mixture in the center of each circle. Brush edges with egg; fold dough over filling. Press edges to seal.
  3. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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