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Instant Pot NY Cherry Cheesecake with Ricotta

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Instant Pot NY Cherry Cheesecake with Ricotta

New York Cherry Cheesecake

One of my favorite things about the instant pot is cheesecake. I live in NY and I think we have the very best cheesecake. I am really not a fan of the “nobake” cheesecakes that everyone makes now. There is no substitution for real Cheesecake Made with Ricotta Cheese. Now with very little effort I can have Instant Pot NY Cherry Cheesecake with Ricotta. I also have made a delicious Samoa Cheesecake that will melt in your mouth.


You will need:

Instant Pot

7″ spring form pan

2 eggs

8 oz ricotta cheese

8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

1 can of cherry pie filling

1 tbs vanilla

For the crust:

10 Oreos

2 tbs butter

Directions: In food processor crumble Oreos and add in melted butter. Press into the bottom of your spring form pan.  In your mixer mix together eggs and cheeses. Fold in sour cream and Vanilla. Pour mixture in the spring form pan.  Pour one cup of water into your instant pot. Place trivit inside and your springform pan on top. I use a piece of foil to make it easier to remove. Cook on manual high pressure for 40 minutes. do a quick release. Remove and allow to cool about 12 hours. Top with Cherries and serve.

Cherry Cheesecake

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Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Thank you so much for all you share on your blog. I'm excited to try your IP Freezer Meals! I was happy to try this recipe because I had some Ricotta Cheese to use up, but sadly this was a complete flop for us. I don't like to leave less than glowing reviews, but I really think this recipe is missing the sugar; I agree with the other reviews. I've never made cheesecake without sugar, and I would not suggest it to anyone else. There was also a weird oily wet residue all over the bottom of the pan too, as another reviewer referenced. I did cover the top with paper towels and then foil (a trick I learned from This Old Gal's Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #1 Best Recipe). I would love to try this again if the recipe is reworked. Cheesecake is such a lovely, decadent dessert treat!


Monday 11th of May 2020

Without an Instant Pot, can a Slow Cooker Crockpot work instead?

Sharon surface

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Is it ok to add sweetener to the cheesecake? If so, how much?

C Rodriguez

Monday 22nd of October 2018

I would recommend adding some sugar to the cheesecake, as otherwise as-is there is little flavour and its dependent solely on the cherry topping. Otherwise easy to make!


Saturday 10th of March 2018

This is the first cheesecake that I have made in my IP. It had a little bit of a grainy texture and wasn't sweet at all. Are there different types of Ricotta Cheese? Maybe I bought the wrong kind. I think a little sugar would have helped the flavor. Other than that is came out good...the cherry pie filling gave it more flavor and did add some sweetness.