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Air Fryer Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tarts

by Clare Andrews from The Ultimate Air-Fryer Cookbook

These light puff pastry tarts are stuffed with layers of gooey goat's cheese and sweet caramelised onion chutney, the perfect easy air fryer lunch.

From the book


These classy little tarts make the perfect light lunch when served with salad, but would also be wonderful as canapés for a party. They can be assembled really quickly from just a handful of ingredients, making them the perfect option for fuss-free entertaining. I use store-bought caramelised onion chutney for ease, though, if you have a bit more time, you could cook some onions down slowly until sticky and sweet and use those instead.

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1 sheet pre-rolled puff pastry
1 jar caramelised onion chutney or marmalade
1 log (around 125g) soft goat's cheese, crumbled
1 egg, beaten
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
salad leaves and balsamic glaze, to serve (optional)

Essential kit

You will need: an air fryer, and 6 silicone cupcake cases.


Unroll the puff pastry sheet on its baking-paper backing and stamp out small rounds using a 9 cm/3. inch round cutter, rerolling and cutting any scraps of pastry until it is all used up.

Press the puff pastry rounds into the silicone cupcake cases so that edges of the pastry come up the sides of the cases.

Put a teaspoon of the caramelised onion mixture in the base of each of the pastry-filled cases, then top with a layer of crumbled goat’s cheese. Repeat the layers twice so that each tart has three layers of onion and three layers of goat’s cheese.

Transfer the filled cases to the air fryer and cook at 180°C for 8–10 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Transfer the tarts to a serving platter or individual plates and serve hot, with salad and balsamic glaze alongside, if you like.


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From the book: The Ultimate Air-Fryer Cookbook

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