Have you joined the Instant Pot craze? It’s everywhere! If you’re in the Instant Pot community, you know cheesecakes of all kinds made in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) are all the rage…. I’m not a huge cheesecake fan and we don’t NEED cheesecake, but it sure was fun making one! Instant Pot Cheesecake is super easy with impressive results.
This little cheesecake is just 6″ so not huge. Mine is far from perfect because I could have read the directions a little better, resulting in a little smoother cheesecake (in a hurry) but still a success. Here’s a little picture overload.
If you haven’t heard about Instant Pot, check it out! It’s a great kitchen tool that will change the way you cook.
You can make boiled eggs, roasts, cheesecakes, of course, soups, meats, mashed potatoes, beans (from dry beans) and so much more. Pretty much anything.
To make the cheesecake, I followed the popular Pressure Cooker New York Cheesecake recipe on This Old Gal.
You can make individual cheesecakes in little jars, box them for gifts, and top them with yummy things like ganache, caramel, fruit, Oreos, crushed peppermints, peanut butter cups, whipped cream or whatever you like.
If I can make a cheesecake like this on my first attempt, you can too! I used packaged crushed graham crackers for my crust since it saves a step but otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly, although mine natural pressured released 30 minutes instead of the recommended 18 minutes. (Oops, lost track of time!) Be sure to allow time to let the cheesecake refrigerate overnight.
Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature so it blends smoothly.
My next attempt will be with ganache and raspberries. Yum!
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Instant Pot Accessories
- Mesh Stainless Steel Basket (great for cooking eggs!)
- Instant Pot Cookbook
- 6″ Springform Pan
- Stainless Steam Steamer Basket
- Mini Springform Pan Set of 3