Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 09:15 pm
Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake proves that being on a low-carb diet regimen could be easy and tasty! This low-carb recipe does not take the fun out of desserts!
Pressure Cooker Keto Cheesecake
Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake tastes so delicious that even if you do not intend to go keto, you will still devour this piece of heavenly dessert. I like how it is still the decadent dessert that we all know!
As a sugar-free recipe, it uses erythritol as the sweetener. Can you believe that a gram of this sugar alcohol contains only 0.24 calories? That is way fewer than the 4 calories that a gram of table sugar has!
But despite this difference, the sweetness is still there, and you may be able to not notice that you are using a sugar alternative. See? Not much of a difference between this keto version and its regular version!
Why make Keto Cheesecake in the Instant Pot?
The answers are simple:
- The IP has a more stable and accurate temperature than the oven. This will allow us to be more consistent and duplicate this in the future.
- Instead of cooking in a water bath, the IP already has a water batch by default.
- Baking with the oven heats the house, but with the IP, it almost does not happen.
Can you eat Cheesecake on a Keto diet?
Yes! Just follow this recipe! One of its main ingredients is cream cheese. It has a negligible amount of carb content, instead, it is high in fat making it keto-friendly. Also, this recipe uses almond flour and erythritol which are low-carb substitutes.
How to make Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake
- Prepare for cooking: Make sure that all the ingredients are not cold to ensure that everything incorporates well. Put the steam rack in the IP. Then, put parchment paper in the springform pan.
- Prepare the crust: Combine the crust ingredients. Once the dough forms, press it down into the pan and then, chill the whole thing.
- Make the filling: Mix the filling ingredients. Beat the mixture until everything is incorporated smoothly, then, add in the eggs slowly.
- Assemble: Transfer the filling into the crust. Pour one cup of water at the bottom of the IP, place the rack in, and put the pan on it.
- Cook: Pressure Cook it for 30 minutes then, do natural pressure release for 15 minutes. Open the lid carefully to check on it. The center must be set but still jiggly and wipe off carefully any liquid that may have formed on the lid.
- Cool: Turn off the IP. After an hour, remove the pan and let it cool on the counter. Put a sheet of paper loosely on top of the pan and allow the dessert to dry up a little. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Serve: Remove the cheesecake from the pan. Then, decorate the top with whipped cream (also made with erythritol and not sugar) and berries. Then, serve.
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How to Store
You can freeze this for up to 2 to 4 weeks. All you need to do is wrap it tightly, place it in a freezer bag, and freeze it.
- You can go crustless if you want. Note that the cooking time is still the same.
- An alternative to almond flour is sunflower seed flour.
- You can check here for the whipped cream recipe.
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Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 tablespoon powdered erythritol sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 16 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 2/3 cup powdered erythritol sweetener
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Lightly coat a 7x3-inch springform pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Add all the crust ingredients to a large bowl and stir until well combined.
- Press the mixture into the prepared springform pan.
- Press the crust and try to line the sides about to the middle of the pan edges.
- Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
Make the filling:
- Add cream cheese and erythritol to a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat on low speed until well-mixed.
- Add heavy cream, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- On low speed, add the eggs one at a time, beating until just combined, careful to not overmix.
- Pour the batter over the crust, and flatten the top with a spatula.
- Place the metal trivet into a 6-qt Instant Pot and add 1 1/2 cups water.
- Gently transfer the cheesecake pan on top of the trivet.
- Select manual setting and adjust the pressure to high. Set time to 30 minutes.
- When finished cooking and the Instant Pot beeps, release pressure naturally for about 20-30 minutes. Manually release any remaining pressure by gradually turning the release knob to its venting position.
- Carefully open the pot and transfer cheesecake to a cooling rack. The cheesecake should be jiggly, but not liquidy.
- Let it cool for 1 hour, after which run a paring knife around the edges.
- Transfer cheesecake to the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight.
- Beat heavy cream, erythritol, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Pipe on the cheesecake, garnish with blueberries and a few strawberries in the center.
- Carefully remove the chilled cheesecake from the pan. Peel off the parchment paper. Slice and serve.