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Instant Pot Cheesecake

This Instant Pot cheesecake is a fabulous version of a traditional cheesecake. A graham cracker crust is filled with a classic cheesecake filling before baking in the Instant Pot.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Cheesecake, Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Chilling 4 hours
Servings 6
Calories 591kcal



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Cherry Pie filling


  • Set out cream cheese and eggs to bring to room temperature.
  • Prepare parchment paper for your springform pan by cutting a circle slightly larger than the diameter of your pan.
  • Press parchment into place.
  • Crush graham crackers in the food processor.
  • Combine crushed graham crackers, sugars and butter in a medium bowl.
  • Pour and firmly press the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan using a flat bottomed cup.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cornstarch and a pinch of salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, eggs, whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar mixture with a hand mixer, scraping the sides periodically.
  • Mix on medium until smooth.
  • Pour on top of the crust in pan.
  • Tap out large air bubbles.
  • Add one cup of water to Instant Pot.
  • Place Cheesecake in trivet and lower in.
  • Lock lid.
  • Set valve to sealing.
  • Set to High pressure for 26 minutes.
  • Allow to fully release naturally, until pin drops.
  • Dab up any excess liquid on top of the cheesecake with a paper towel.
  • Allow to completely cool on a rack.
  • Carefully peel down parchment paper.
  • Best if refrigerated a minimum of 4 hours before serving.
  • Top with cherry pie filling, or whatever your heart desires.


Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1474IU | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg