Instant Pot New York Cheesecake in Mini Jars - Instant Pot Recipe
Mini New York Style Cheesecakes made in Instant Pot are must make. Few ingredients, simple & easy recipe and cooked for only 6 minutes. Perfect for entertaining & Holiday season.
Instant Pot 6 quart or Mealthy Multipot
4-ounce mini Canning Jars
Electric Egg Beater
Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
Cheesecake Crust Ingredients
- 2/3 cup Graham Crackers (fine crumbed) about 10-12 crackers or more
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Butter (melted)
Cheesecake Filling Ingredients
- 8 ounce/1 pack Cream Cheese, full fat Room Temperature
- 1/4 cup Sour Cream, full fat Room Temperature
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
WATCH THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ATTACHED ABOVE THE RECIPE CARD.
Preparing Cheesecake Crust
Take a food processor and add graham crackers + sugar to it. Process till it’s a fine crumb.
Now add 2 tbsp melted butter and process till all of it is well combined.
Take your 6 mini 4-ounce jars. Distribute the crumb into 6 of them equally. It is about 1&1/2 tbsp each jar.
Now take a ladle or crumb presser and press the crumb tight at the bottom of the jar. Refrigerate it for about 10-15 minutes. Until then you work on your New York Style cheesecake filling.
Preparing Cheesecake Filling - watch the video
Filling Cheesecake Jars - watch the video
Take out the 4-ounce mason jars from the refrigerator. Put about 3&1/2 tbsp of Cheesecake filling in each jar. Distribute it evenly. Now spread it out with a knife spreader. Tap it lightly on your palm or counter to escape any air bubbles. Cover each jar with a foil. Set aside.
Making Mini Jar New York Cheesecakes in Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker
Place the inner pot inside the IP. Plug it in. Pour 1&1/2 cups of water in the inner pot. Now place a trivet inside the inner pot. A 6-quart or 8-quart IP can easily accommodate 6 of these mini jars in one single layer without stacking these up. Close the lid and set the valve to Sealing.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual Mode and set it on Normal for 6 minutes. After the timer goes off, follow NPR(natural pressure release). As the safety valve drops down, open the lid carefully. Take out each mini jar and place it on a trivet to cool down. Remove the foil and let it cool down completely to room temperature.
Don’t touch it or eat it yet. Now place the lids of these mini jars and close. Refrigerate these for at least 12 hrs before consuming it.
Toppings / Glazing the Cheesecake
You may glaze the cheesecake with strawberry glaze and fresh berries. Strawberry glaze is easily available in supermarkets in fresh produce/fresh fruit section.
Some other ways to garnish or top it is - Caramel & pralines, Fruit compote, peanuts butter fudge & nuts. You may dress this basic cheesecake with holiday theme toppers also. For Halloween, you may put chocolate sauce & some ghost candies, for thanksgiving, you may do an orange-colored fruits sauce and a turkey topper. The options are millions.