Instant Pot Cheesecake – Two Ways

Are you ready for cheesecake?

Even better, are you ready for instant pot cheesecake?

This recipe has been made way too many times in our house, and it will be made several more times, because it's that good.

When we first explored the cheesecake technique in the instant pot, we used keto friendly ingredients. Then we made it another time with granulated sugar.

So, what I'm really trying to say is, this is a recipe for everyone.

AND the best part, you'll get New York style and a chocolate lover’s delight in one delicious recipe. Perfect, right?

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“This is adorable.” Drew from Hard To Resist (The Winters Family Book One) grabbed a small springform pan sitting on the counter. “Where did this come from?”

Isabel grabbed some butter and cream cheese from the refrigerator. “It is adorable.” She set the ingredients next to the small pan. “It’s six inches of happiness that will fit perfectly in the instant pot.”

“What’s on the menu?” He laced his fingers around her waist and pulled her closer. Then he kissed her temple before stepping back and continuing to button up his shirt.

“Cheesecake.” She grabbed the little pan and leaned her hip against the counter. “I caught a recipe for instant pot cheesecake and had to try it.” 

“Now you have me curious.” He walked over to the door and grabbed his keys. “You are the cheesecake queen, so I’m sure it will be amazing.”

“Cheesecake Queen?” She ran over and grabbed the door handle before he could close it. “Really?”

“Yes, really—“he had already stepped outside, so he leaned his head between the space of the door and the doorframe– “and I can’t wait to try it.”

She placed the palm of her hand on the side of his face and kissed him. “Hopefully, we’ll have leftovers.” She burst out laughing and quickly stepped back out of his reach.

Drew had the saddest look on his face. “Wait, what?”

“Shawna is coming over to help me with the recipe,” she said, pushing him the rest of the way out. “Don’t worry; we’ll make sure you get a bite.” She blew him an air-kiss and spun around to grab the butter to grease the inside of the pan.

“I better get more than a bite.”

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Over the years, we have made a lot of cheesecakes in our house. The one that will always be really special is the Please Forgive Me Cheesecake. Isabel inspired me to make the cherry limeade cheesecake for Drew as a peace offering. (You'll have to read why she needed a peace offering and grab the recipe in the back of the book while you're there.) 

For me, I've always made cheesecake in a large springform pan and baked it in the oven, but learning about the instant pot method was a game-changer. Using the instant pot method makes it easy to prepare the recipe, and you don't have an overabundance of cheesecake because it's made in a small six-inch pan. It's the perfect size.

NOTE: The pan I used is six inches in diameter. I have a springform pan and one where the bottom separates from the sides. We found one on Amazon and the other at Sur La Table kitchen supply store. Either pan will work with this recipe.

Oh, and if you need one more cheesecake recipe idea, you're going to love the Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. It's way too good!

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