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An Instant Pot New York cheesecake topped with cherries

Instant Pot New York Cheesecake - Recipe


  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pieces of cheesecake 1x

Description

Pressure Cooker New York Cheesecake recipe. Pressure cooker cheesecake? Yes, you want to try it. Perfectly cooked cheesecake in about an hour from your pressure cooker.


Ingredients

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Crust

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (4 whole graham crackers, crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Cheesecake

  • 1 pound regular cream cheese, softened (2 8-ounce packages)
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Topping

  • Cherry Pie Filling

Instructions

  1. Prep the pan: Spray the 7-inch cheesecake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, then spread evenly across the bottom of the pan and pack down, pushing the graham crackers up the sides a little.
  2. Make the cheesecake filling: Soften the cream cheese by leaving it out at room temperature for at least 1 hour (or heat it in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, until it is softened). Beat the cream cheese in an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Mix the sugar and corn starch together, then slowly add to the mixing bowl, beating on medium speed until the sugar is completely blended, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on low speed until just blended. Stir in the vanilla and sour cream by hand. Pour into the cheesecake pan, then tap the pan on the countertop for about 30 seconds to get rid of air bubbles.
  3. Pressure cook the cheesecake for 20 minutes with a Natural Release: Put the cooking rack or baking sling in an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, then pour in 1 cup of water. If your rack does not have handles, make an aluminum foil sling to lift the cheesecake: fold a 2-foot long piece of aluminum foil over a few times, until it is a long strip about 4 inches wide. Center the cheesecake pan on the sling and carefully lower it into the pot, setting it on the rack. Lock the lid on the cooker and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes in an Instant Pot or other electric PC (“Manual” or “Pressure Cook” mode in an Instant Pot), or for 16 minutes in a stovetop PC. Then let the pressure come down naturally, about 20 more minutes. (If you’re in a hurry, you can quick release any pressure left in the pot after 20 minutes.)
  4. Cool the cheesecake, then serve: Lift the cheesecake out of the pressure cooker. Immediately run a knife around the rim of the cheesecake pan to loosen the cheesecake from the sides. Cool the pan at room temperature for an hour, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Top with the cherry pie filling and serve.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot New York Cheesecake, Pressure Cooker New York Cheesecake