The Best Homemade Instant Pot Cheesecake - hands down the BEST cheesecake I've ever eaten. SO light and fluffy! I could eat the whole thing in about 5 minutes flat!!! Graham crackers, butter, sugar, cream cheese, eggs, dash of lemon juice and vanilla. SO simple and SOOOO delicious! I give these as holiday gifts and everyone asks for the recipe. You MUST make this ASAP!
Combine all ingredients and press against sides and bottom of 7-inch springform pan. (I use a measuring cup to do this - works great!)
In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, sugar, 3 egg yolks, lemon juice, and vanilla.
In another bowl, beat 2 egg whites until stiff and creamy. Fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture. Pour into crust in springform pan.
Wrap the bottom of springform pan with aluminum foil. Cover top of springform pan with another piece of aluminum foil.
Pour 1 cup of water into bottom on Instant Pot. Place rack in bottom of insert. Place wrapped springform pan on top of rack.
Lock lid in place and seal.
Cook on manual or high pressure for 35 minutes. Let pressure release naturally.
Remove cheesecake from Instant Pot and cool. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
You are going to need a 7-inch springform pan to make this recipe. I know that it is annoying to buy special pans, but the 7-inch springform pan is inexpensive. You are going to want to make this cheesecake all the time, so it is totally worth it!
Use room temperature ingredients for the best results.
I use Keebler Graham Cracker crumbs. You can also crush your own graham crackers. I suggest using a food processor to ensure the crackers are crushed very finely. You want the texture of sand.
Can Homemade Cheesecake be made in advance? Yes! You can make the cheesecake ahead of time and refrigerate it for 4 to 7 days.
Can Homemade Cheesecake be frozen? Yes! Bake the cheesecake and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Cover the cheesecake with aluminum foil and freeze. It will keep up to 4 months in the freezer.
It is very important to let the cheesecake refrigerate overnight. It needs the extra time to cool and set up.
If you don't have a trivet with handles, you can make a quick foil sling with aluminum foil to easily remove the pan after cooking. Fold a long piece of foil into a 2-inch-wide strip to be used as a sling. Use the foil handles to lift the springform pan out of the pot.