Monday, September 9, 2019

Instant Pot Cheesecake

I love to relax on my patio.  Please join me for the most delicious cheesecake from my Instant Pot!  I really couldn't believe how easy, and creamy it was.  Also, it's a much smaller size and perfect for smaller families. 

My Rose Chintz by Johnson Brothers is a favorite teacup of mine.

This cheesecake fits perfectly on a smaller size pedestal cake stand

 My sweet granddaughter, Ella, celebrated her 9th birthday, and I took her out to eat and shopping at Bath and Body, which is a favorite store of hers.  We had such a fun time, and she was as thoughtful and thankful as ever.  


 These two little cuties came and spent the night with me.  Their mom brought them these cheerleading outfits from her alma mater. 


Yield: 6-8

Instant Pot Cheesecake

I adapted this recipe from, and wow, is it ever creamy and fabulous! If you haven't tried cheesecake in your instant pot, you might want to give it a try. Using a 7" springform pan makes for a much smaller version, and perfect for a smaller crowd. I don't think I'll ever bake a cheesecake in the oven again,


  • For the crust:
  • Cooking spray, for pan
  • 1 cup graham crackers crumbs (I used vanilla wafer crumbs)
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 16 oz. (2 blocks) cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchatel)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used vanilla bean paste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature


How to cook Instant Pot Cheesecake

  1. Make crust: Grease a 7" springform pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs (or graham cracker crumbs), melted butter, and salt and mix until mixture is the texture of wet sand. Spread evenly in the bottom and up the side of the pan. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  2. Make cheesecake: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, sugars, sour cream and flour until light and fluffy. Add vanilla bean paste (or vanilla) and salt and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at time, and beat until just blended. Don’t over mix. Pour batter into springform pan on top of crust.
  3. Pour 1½ cups water into Instant Pot and place trivet in the bottom. Fold a large piece of foil (about 18”) into thirds to make a long “sling,” and lower it into the pot. Put the springform pan on top and fold the sling.
  4. Lock the lid in place and select High Pressure. Set timer for 35 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Remove the cheesecake from the pot using the sling and place on a wire rack to cool for at least an hour.
  5. Cover springform pan with foil and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to overnight. Garnish with fresh berries, if desired.
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  1. Oh my, just look at that lovely place to relax on the patio and enjoy some cheesecake and a cup of tea. Kitty, your rose chintz teacup is a dream; such a gorgeous pattern.

  2. So glad that it is good! (I watched way too much QVC yesterday so I now have the day’s special heading my InstaPot. I reasoned that it could become a Christmas gift.😏) Your granddaughters are adorable. Happy Birthday to Miss Nine and the cheerleaders are cute as can be.

  3. It looks and sounds like you had a great time celebrating your granddaughter’s birthday. The cheesecake in the Instant Pot sounds so good. Enjoy the week.

  4. Kitty, One day I'll have to board the Instant Pot Train, how delicious and easy is that cheesecake?! I have two JB Rose Chintz plates and they are favorites of mine, love your pretty teacup! Love your little cute, along with Ella's sweet smile! She must be a girly-girl if Bath and Body is her favorite store. ♥

  5. Happy birthday to your granddaughter, Ella, shopping and making memories with daughters and granddaughters is so much fun,Kitty, .
    I love cheesecake and yours looks so delicious.
    I have been looking at getting an instant pot, may I ask how you like yours and if so what brand did you buy, there is quite a difference in price range.
    have a blessed week.

  6. Instant pot cheesecake!!??!! Wow!! I feel like such a dinosaur not having jumped on the instant pot trend... your girls are adorable, and I can only imagine the joy 9 year old Ella experienced with a shopping trip to Bath & Body! So sweet that you have them spend the night!

  7. Love the tea cup Kitty and oh my! My favorite dessert us cheesecake. I have been wanting to try a cheesecake in my instapot! Happy birthday to your beautiful Ella. Oh I am sure you both had a fun day at Bath and Body. I just went there with my youngest daughter and two grands on Friday. Your grands are so pretty Kitty. What a blessing my friend.....Hugs and blessings to you. Cindy

  8. Such a pretty teacup, and oh, that cheesecake looks marvelous, Kitty. I don't have an Instant Pot and have no desire for one, so I'll just have to keep baking mine in the oven! Your granddaughters are darlings. Happy Birthday to Ella!

  9. Your cheesecake looks like it turned out great Kitty! I love the addition of brown sugar:@)

  10. Kitty, your patio is lovely and the perfect place for you to relax with your tea. Such a pretty service with the checks, teacup and adorable mini cake stand. I'm sure the cheesecake is delicious. You are a lucky girl having all those cute grands to come and spend the night with you! Have a great week :)

  11. Love the idea of using your instant pot for cheesecake! I haven't branched out and bought one, nor have I bought an air fryer. The more recipes I see, especially from trusted cooks and bakers, the more enticing the tools seem. I love cheesecake.
    Your girls are all so adorable, Kitty! I love how you commented on Ella being thoughtful and thankful. She must be being raised well, and what a joy to be around. A Happy Birthday to her. Cute little Longhorns you've got there, too!

  12. Your princesses are adorable!Happy Birthday to Ella!Gorgeous teacup and delicious recipe!What a beautiful and happy post...As ever!

  13. Isn't that just amazing? Your special treat looks divine! I am going to have to try this for sure! I'm wild about cheesecake, but like you, don't want to have all that big pie sitting around tempting me for a week! =) Great pics of your sweet glad you got to spend some time together.

  14. Ooohhh...I love the teacup too! I have yet to get an instant pot but I have heard wonderful things about them. Since I'll be cramming everything I can into a 31' travel trailer very soon, I doubt that will be a purchase I make until we get our home built. The cheese cake looks so decadent and rich! I know you surely cherish the time you spend with those darling grands of yours! Enjoy the rest of your week....hugs!

  15. I keep hearing about the instant pot, but haven't ventured to buy one yet! They sound amazing, and this cheesecake looks just wonderful! Those little girls look adorable in their little cheerleading outfits! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

  16. Happy Birthday to Ella! Your cheerleading granddaughters made me smile.

    I've always been a fan of cheesecakes. I don't have an Instant Pot, but I'm always amazed by the range of items that you can cook in it!

  17. What a cute post! Your granddaughters are too cute! The cheese cake looks delicious and you know I love the Rose Chintz. That sweet teacup just fits in with so many settings, doesn't it? Thank you for your prayers, Kitty. God heard and we're fine. Love and hugs...Sandi

  18. Kitty, that looks lovely. I have a little 8-inch diameter glass pedestal cake stand I use for my 7-inch cheesecakes and cakes. Whether baking in the oven or the Instant Pot, I like that size cake. Your patio looks so refreshing; would love to join you there for a tiny slice of cheesecake and cup of tea in your lovely JB Rose Chintz!

  19. I love those cuties and the most delicious thing for us grandmothers is to sleep with the little ones... and with a cheesecake as good as that one looks, well...
    Happy birthday to the 9 year old beauty.
    Thank you for popping in to visit.

  20. Kitty, the cheese cake looks so tasty. I've yet to jump on the insta pot wagon. Perhaps I should look into it. Happy Birthday to your sweet little!

  21. Hi Kitty,
    Your Instant Pot Cheesecake looks amazing, a delicious dessert! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. This is lovely. I must try it Kitty. Your patio look great, especially with your tea cup. Always fun to see your grands.Thanks for sharing this recipe at "Love Your Creativity." Have a lovely week.


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