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Instant Pot Cheesecake

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Cheesecake?  Yes, please.  That is my answer always.

YES, please I will have cheesecake.  

Will you make cheesecake?  Ummmm do I have too?  

Well not anymore…my new answer….YES, PLEASE!

Insta…Love (maybe obsessed)

Yes, I am obsessed with my new InstaPot.  There are so many recipes I want to try but one of the first I wanted to tackle was the cheesecake.  I have been hearing about how easy and delicious this cheesecake is but honestly I was a little skeptical.  

Could it really be THAT good?  Well, it is time to find out.

It starts with the Crust…

For me a good cheesecake ALWAYS starts with the crust.  For me I like a crispy graham cracker crust that is not overly sweet and without cinnamon and nutmeg.  I like a simple graham cracker butter crust with just a hint of salt to let the cheesecake really shine.

Several recipes online tell you to just freeze the crust and then bake with the cheesecake in the instant pot.  For me though I decided to blind bake the crust.  It is an extra step but one that I think makes this cheesecake extra special.

If you wanted to skip this step you could, just freeze it as you make the cheesecake batter.  Also you could add in some cinnamon or nutmeg if you want, just not my preference.

Yes it really cooks in there…

When I told my bestie that I was going to make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot she questioned me.  

Can you really make a “good” cheesecake in an Instant Pot?  Will it be creamy?  Are you sure you want to do this?

To be honest I was asking myself the same questions, but decided we had to give it a try.  I mean the internet if going crazy over it, could it really be bad?  Right?

One quick tip…make sure to make the sling with aluminum foil.  It is 100% necessary to get it out of the Instant Pot after it is done cooking.

It’s good on its own…but why?

This cheesecake is definately good on it’s own but why leave it plain when there are so many options.  For this cheesecake I topped it with salted caramel sauce with an extra sprinkle of sea salt.  It would also be delicious with chocolate ganache, strawberries and whipped cream or berries with some lemon juice and zest.  

Even better make a bar with all your favorites and let your family and friends top it with whatever they want.  That way you can have a little bit of everything.

You know you want to make this ASAP…

8 servings

Instant Pot Cheesecake

Rich and creamy cheesecake made in the instant pot in a fraction of the time a traditional cheesecake takes

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

    Cheesecake
  • 2 Blocks (16 oz) Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 18" inch piece of aluminum foil
  • 1 cup water
  • Crust
  • 2 cups Crushed Graham Crackers
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Toppings
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Berries

Directions

  • Place cream cheese and eggs on counter to come to room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a medium bowl mix together graham cracker, butter and salt until well combined
  • Press crust into springform pan, using the bottom of a glass to press into an even layer
  • Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Remove and let cool as you make cheesecake batter
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer mic cream cheese until smooth, make sure it is room temperature before you begin mixing
  • Add in one egg at a time, mixing until well combined after each egg scraping down the sides as needed
  • Add in sour cream, sugar and vanilla mixing until well combined and batter is smooth
  • Pour over crust
  • Pour 1 cup water into instant pot
  • Place trivet into pot with water
  • Take aluminum foil and fold lengthwise making a sling
  • Place under and around the pan and place into the instant pot, folding down the handles of the sling fit inside the instant pot
  • Close lid and turn onto manual pressure cooking high setting and cook for 22 minutes
  • Once compete quick release and then remove from pot using the sling
  • Let cool on counter for 15-20 minutes and then place into refrigerator until ready to serve
  • Top with any toppings you prefer
  • Serve and ENJOY!!

Notes

Add in lemon zest or extract for a delicious lemon scented cheesecake

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Cheesecake sounds like the perfect treat for this weekend…you know you want it.  

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