Pressure cooker salted caramel cheesecake

Yield 12 slices





  1. Spray a 7-inch springform pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Cut a piece of parchment paper in a circle to fit the bottom of the pan, then spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the graham crackers, white sugar and butter, then mix well.
  4. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. 
  5. Bake at 350F for 13 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend the cream cheese and sugar until well combined.
  7. Add in the sour cream and mix until smooth.
  8. Add in the flour, salt and vanilla, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  9. Add in the eggs, then mix again until just smooth. At this stage, don’t overmix the batter.
  10. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust.
  11. Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet that came with the pot into the bottom. Cut a piece of aluminum foil the same size as a paper towel. Place the foil under the paper towel, then put the springform pan on top of the paper towel. Wrap the bottom of the pan in the foil, using the paper towel as a barrier.
  12. Next, take another piece of foil about 18 inches long folded into thirds lengthwise. Place this under the springform pan, and use the two sides as a sling to place the cheesecake into the pot. It will also make it very easy to remove the cheesecake from the Instant Pot when it’s done.
  13. Once the pan is in the Instant Pot, secure the lid and press Manual.
  14. Adjust the pressure to high and set for 35 minutes, ensuring that the vent value is in the closed position.
  15. Cook the cheesecake in the alloted time, and when finished, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  16. Remove the cheesecake from the pot using the sling you prepared, and place on a wire rack to cool the cheesecake for an hour.
  17. Cover the cheesecake in the pan with foil, and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  18. When ready to serve, top the cheesecake with the caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.
  19. Using a butter knife, loosen the sides of the cheesecake from the pan and release the sides of the pan.
  20. Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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