Basque Cheescake Tarts


  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 lb. cream cheese room temperature
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp kosher
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar, for garnishing
  • Cut thawed the pastry into 6-9 squares using a cutter or knife.
  • Place each square in the bottom of a mini tart tin pan and then leave the 4 corners positions, sticking out of the cup.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Add the cream cheese and sugar to a bowl, fitted with the paddle attachment on medium-low speed.
  • Beat cream cheese mixture until very smooth, no lumps remain, and sugar has dissolved for about 2 Minutes.
  • Increase speed to medium and add eggs one at a time, beating each egg 10 Seconds before adding the next.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then reduce the mixer speed to medium-low.
  • Add cream, salt, and vanilla and beat until combined, about 30 Seconds.
  • Sift the flour evenly over the cream cheese mixture using a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Beat on low speed until incorporated, about 15 Seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat until the batter is very smooth and homogenous, about 10 Seconds.
  • Take the pastry from the refrigerator and pour the batter of about (35g- 40g) into each pan prepared.
  • Place the Air Fry tray inside basket of the Instant Indoor Grill.
  • Select the Air Fry function, press Temp and set the temperature to 400 °F and press Time and set the time to 30 Minutes. Press Start.
  • Place 8 pans carefully once the Grill displays the Add Food Sign.
  • Close the lid.
  • Once the Grill displays the Turn Food sign, open the lid, and rotate the pans.
  • Close the lid to continue cooking.
  • Once the cooking cycle is done, check the tarts; they are deeply golden brown on top; if not, extend 2-3 more minutes to cook.
  • Remove the tarts and place them on a rack to cool completely.
  • Follow the steps with the remaining tarts.
  • Sprinkle tarts on top with confectioners' sugar before serving.
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