Another disclaimer needed here. My mother makes the world’s best New York style cheesecake! It doesn’t need any topping (unless you are a fan of whipped cream on cheesecake as some of my family is!) It is just fantastic all by itself. So, it is with limited expectations that I tested this recipe from This Old Gal. If you are looking for a great source of recipes and information, I highly recommend her site! When I made the Peanut Butter Cheesecake, I used this 7″ Springform pan. For this cheesecake, I decided to try this 6″ Push Pan. It was really FULL when I was done. I probably should have ordered this 6″ Push Pan that has the 3″ sides but it wasn’t available when I placed my order. I think this recipe would have been fine in the 7″ Springform now that I’ve tried it. Here is the process:
- I used my Ninja to reduce graham crackers to crumbs and added melted butter. I should have measured here–I think I made too many crumbs. This might be a good time to let you know that I’m not a perfect cook–FAR from it. I should probably be more careful with my measuring. I’m also not a perfect food photographer. I’m much more focused on feeding my family than I am with perfection.
- I mixed the filling together per her instructions and got it ready to put it in the oven.
- I didn’t need to make a sling here. The trivet that came with my Instant Pot has handles so I was able to set the pan on it and lower it into the pot after adding the water.
- After the 35 minutes pressure cook and 15 minutes of natural pressure release, it was still pretty liquid in the middle so I put it back in for 5 minutes and natural pressure release for another 10.
- I added the sour cream topping while it was still hot. (Let’s just pretend I remembered to take a picture here.)
- I let it cool and then placed it in the refrigerator overnight.
- Again–I just LOVE the texture the steamy pressure cooking creates! Fabulous flavor and texture. This is definitely a keeper!
- This makes a small cheesecake but it was more than enough for my family for dessert for 2-3 days.
- Click here for the recipe: This Old Gal printable recipe