Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

Mice

I hate mice. Seriously. They give me the heebie-jeebies. Whenever I see one I have a bit of a dramatic reaction. There is screaming, maybe some tears, and definitely jumping onto something high. You may be thinking, “if she knows it’s a ridiculous reaction, she can control it.” I feel the SAME way. I give myself these pep talks about how mice are small, fuzzy, and maybe even nice. It doesn’t help.

In some terrible twist of fait, we’ve had EIGHT mice get in our house the last month or so. FIVE in the last three days. They have gotten bold and have started doing things like coming out in the light and staring me down. We’ve taken multiple measures to reduce the mouse population in our house, and I think we’re going in the right direction, but suffice it to say it’s been a rough week. Out of a fear one will run over my foot, I’ve been wearing snow boots around the kitchen.

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

Snow Before Thanksgiving

Another thing that stresses me is driving in snow. I am a southern girl. I have lived in the northeast for over ten years, but still can’t grasp all these snow driving rules. With that said, having driven in the northeast for all these years, I’m pretty sure there are quite a few people in the same boat as me. We should just all stay home when it snows.

Today we had an unexpectedly large snow. The prediction of a few inches that would melt quickly turned into an 8″ snow and ice event. The trip from work to get my son to my house usually takes about 30 minutes. Today it took 3 hours. I got home hungry and stressed.

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping

Between mice and snow, I’ve been a little worked up. So, that means I want to do something right now that makes me really happy. And that thing is editing photos of this Instant Pot cheesecake with berry topping and sharing it with you! Seriously. It just makes me happy. It’s the right thing to do.

If you’ve read much of what I’ve written you know that my husband is not a dessert fan; however, he likes cheesecake. So making him cheesecake is a really fun, small way that I can love him. A couple of weeks ago our friends Mark and Kelly came over for dinner. They like cheesecake too, so I clearly needed to make it for dessert.

Usually, cheesecake is a time consuming process that takes over the oven for half the day in hopes of having it not split. But those days are over! This Instant Pot cheesecake is easy and quick to make! Seriously, this recipe will change your cheesecake making life. And for good measure, it’s topped with a delicious berry sauce that is the perfect pairing! Note: This is the Instant Pot springform pan I use.

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
32 mins
Cooling/Pressure Release
7 hrs
Total Time
47 mins
 

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Servings: 10 servings
Ingredients
Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
Berry Topping
  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
Instructions
Crust
  1. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Press into the sides of a 7" springform pan so that the crust goes about 2/3 up the sides.

Cheesecake
  1. Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, and no clumps remain. Then beat in sugar, cornstarch, and flour until well combined.
  2. Next beat in sour cream, heavy cream, vanilla, and almond. Finally, beat in eggs one at at time, scraping down sides as needed. Do not over mix.
  3. Pour batter over crust.
  4. Place 1.5 cups water in the bottom of Instant Pot. Place pan on metal Instant Pot rack and lower into base. Cook on high pressure for 32 minutes. Let natural release for 20 minutes.
  5. Allow cake to cool for 1 hour, the transfer to refrigerator for at least 6 hours before serving.
Berry Topping
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, stir together berries, lemon juice, and sugar. Continue stirring, squishing berries with spoon as you stir.
  2. Once mixture comes to a simmer, gradually sprinkle cornstarch over berries while constantly stirring. Allow mixture to simmer until it reaches desired thickness.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour over top of cooled cheesecake before serving, or serve over individual slices.

Recipe Notes

This is the Instant Pot springform pan I use.

Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping. Decadent, creamy cheesecake topped with a delicious berry sauce. No baking required, just cook it in an Instant Pot!

If you enjoyed this Instant Pot Cheesecake with Berry Topping, you’ll probably enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

Instant Pot Key Lime Pie
Nutella Mousse Cake
Mini Fruit Pizza
Homemade Apple Pie


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Wow I am craving this right now!!! Looks absolutely perfect!!


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