This Easy Instant Pot Cheesecake is the creamiest, most luscious cheesecake you'll make in your pressure cooker! It is foolproof and pairs perfectly with all toppings!
Keyword instant pot cheesecake, pressure cooker cheesecake
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 44minutes
Natural Pressure Release 15minutes
Total Time 1hour14minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
1 1/2cupsgraham cracker crumbs
500gramsfull fat cream cheese (room temperature)2 packages or 16oz
1/2cupfull fat sour cream or Greek yogurtplain (room temperature)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, stir together graham crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom and about 1" up the sides of a 7" springform pan or push pan.
Bake crust for 10 minutes, or until firm. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, scraping down the sides once.
Add sugar and beat on low speed until smooth -- using low speed helps to prevent adding unnecessary air bubbles to the batter.
Add sour cream and beat on low speed just until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat on low speed until smooth.
Pour into prepared crust. Tap pan gently on the counter to bring air bubbles to the top, then pop with a fork or knife.
Tear off a long piece of foil and fold it lengthwise to create a long narrow sling.
Pour the water into the Instant Pot (I use a 6 quart - use 1.5 cups for 8 quart), then place the trivet inside. Place the sling on top of the trivet, bending it to lay flat on the bottom and stick up the sides, as shown in the photo above.
Place pan on top of the sling, and fold the ends of the sling over top the pan so you can put the lid on.
Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 32 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and begin counting down.
When the cook time is over, turn the Instant Pot off and allow the pressure to release naturally before opening the valve and removing the lid -- this should take about 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the Instant Pot using the sling. Set on a wire rack to cool to room temperature before refrigerating for 8 hours or overnight.