Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I swear I have no idea where the rest of the year went! It’s been almost a year since we got the Instant Pot on Black Friday. It doesn’t scare me anymore to use it, so that’s a good thing. I love all the desserts that I get out of it. I have yet to use the one I bought for anything but desserts. I keep saying I’m going to have to get one for the house so I can cook regular meals with it. Maybe this Black Friday? Come on Amazon, I need a sale!
I’m a fan of the cheesecakes that I can make with this. This is my first pumpkin anything from the gadget, but I would say this is a pretty tasty recipe. It would be great for any Thanksgiving dessert that you may need. This is simple to make and fairly quick.
I’m also going to add in that you can easily use canned pumpkin for this recipe. But we got pumpkins this year in our farmhouse delivery and so I roasted them up and pureed them to make my own homemade pumpkin puree. I love the taste of this. Just so much better than the canned stuff. But again, I know holidays are approaching and time is important. So if you want a quick and easy, just open the can. It’s still good!
Also another note about the pans you use in the Instant Pot. I have a 7″ springform pan. It’s the same equipment I used to create the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake recipe. After a few comments on that recipe about spill over when cooking, we discovered that all 7″ pans are not the same height. So if you make this leave a little room at the top for the rise of the cake. About an inch should get you enough room so you don’t have spill over.
I made the crust with graham cracker crumbs. But you could easily substitute graham crackers for those little Biscoff cookies. The cinnamon and brown sugar cookie flavor would be a great crust for the cake. I didn’t realize how good those were until I started flying American Airlines so much this year and they always hand out those cookies on the morning flights. So good with coffee. Now if they could just make a good coffee, I may never want to get off the plane.
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do! Please share in the comments and let us know. Happy Holidays!
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted and cooled
- 1 pound cream cheese
- 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 whole egg, room temperature
- 2 egg yolk, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 8 ounces pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- Spray the 7" springform pan with cooking spray.
- Add two cups of water to the instant pot and place the rack on the bottom.
- Make a tin foil sling to lift the cheesecake in and out of the instant pot.
- In a food processor combine the graham crackers, almonds, cinnamon and the butter.
- Pour the crumb butter mixture into the bottom of the pan and pat until even and going up the sides of the pan. Put in freezer for 10 minutes.
- In a food processor, mix the cream cheese with dark brown and white sugar.
- Once combined, add one egg followed by the 2 egg yolks.
- Add the sour cream and pumpkin.
- Continually scrape the bowl down. Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and flour and mix until creamy.
- Pour mixture into the springform pan and smooth with a spatula.
- Place pan on the tin foil sling and slowly lower into the Instant Pot.
- Set Instant Pot to maximum pressure for 27 minutes.
- Once done, turn machine off and let it return to normal pressure for 15 minutes.
- Unlock lid and use sling to transfer pan to cooling rack for an hour.
- Chill in refrigerator overnight.