Heat oven to 425. Grease bottoms and sides of jumbo muffin tins with shortening
Place 1 sheet of puff pasty an lightly floured surface. Cute into 4 squares. Press each square gently in to muffin cup, pulling the 4 corners up and out of cup. Press corners down on muffin pan. Repeat with remaining sheets of pasty.
Beat cream cheese and vanilla on high speed for about 2-3 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Pour 2/3 of the way up the muffin cups.
Bake 20 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until pasty is golden brown. Cool 15 minutes in pan on wire rack. Gently remove from pan. Refrigerate uncovered about an hour or until chilled; cover and continue refirgerating for no longer than 48 hours.