Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

September 26, 2019Rose

Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake is going to be your new favorite cheesecake for holidays or special occasions!  It’s a decadent combination of creamy cheesecake, pecans and caramel which become an irresistible dessert!

Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake on a cake stand

Pralines are one of my favorite candies to make for the holidays. We never let a Christmas go by that I don’t make these Easy Pecan Pralines at least once… usually three or four times.

So of course when I started making cheesecakes in my Instant Pot, this was one more flavor combination that just screamed to be made!

Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake with praline topping and graham cracker crust

I mean seriously… how incredibly delicious does that look?!   So let me show you just how easy this recipe is!

Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake on a cake plate with praline caramel topping

Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

First and foremost – make sure all of your ingredients including eggs and sour cream are at room temperature before you start!  This is crucial to success!!

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and prepare a 6 inch by 2 ½ inch springform pan by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.  You can use a 7-inch pan as well; it will just not be as thick.

pouring crust for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

In a food processor, add graham crackers and mix until you get fine crumbs. Add melted butter and salt and pulse until well combined.

pressed crust for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Pour into the bottom of the prepared springform pan and using your hand or utensil to press the crust.

Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

creaming cream cheese for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake batter

While the crust is baking, start preparing your filling by adding the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high speed for at least 5 minutes.

You want to mix the cream cheese until it is fluffy and has no lumps.

adding brown sugar for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake batter
mixing batter for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Once the cream cheese is done, add in both sugars and mix until well combined.

stirring batter for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Next add in sour cream and vanilla and mix until just combined.

adding eggs to batter for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Last, add in the eggs one at a time and mix just enough to combine the eggs and no more. Be careful not to over mix.

pouring batter in pan for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Pour the filling into the baked crust and cover with aluminum foil.  I like to completely wrap my pans from top to bottom so that no moisture can get into the pan.

Prepare your Instant Pot by adding in the trivet and adding in 1 cup of water. Place the cheesecake on the trivet and place the lid on in the sealing position.

Place on high pressure for 35 minutes and allow the pressure to naturally release.

Once you can open the lid, remove the cheesecake and allow to completely cool on the counter, then place in the refrigerator to fully set. (I leave mine overnight for the best results)

adding brown sugar and butter to saucepan for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake topping

Once the cheesecake is set, prepare your topping by adding the butter and brown sugar to a small saucepan and melt.

adding corn syrup to saucepan making praline sauce for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake
adding cornstarch to caramel for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake topping

Once the butter and sugar is melted, add in the corn syrup and corn starch. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.

sprinkling pecans into caramel for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Remove from heat and stir in the in vanilla and pecans.

A spoon of caramel and pecan praline candy mix for Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake

Allow to cool slightly, then pour over top of the cheesecake immediately before serving!

A slice of Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake with caramel, pecans and whipped cream

You can add a little fresh whipped cream if you want to dress it up even more… not that this Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake needs dressing up!

A fork removing a bite of Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake from a slice

Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake


  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 slices 1x

Description

Instant Pot Praline Cheesecake is going to be your new favorite cheesecake for holidays or special occasions!  It’s a decadent combination of creamy cheesecake, pecans and caramel which become an irresistible dessert!


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Ingredients

Crust

1 package (or about 8) cinnamon graham crackers

2 tbsp melted butter

Pinch of salt

Filling

28 oz. blocks of cream cheese (at room temperature)

½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

Topping

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp cornstarch

½ cup dark corn syrup

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

¼ cup chopped pecans


Instructions

**Before beginning make sure all of your ingredients including eggs and sour cream are at room temperature.**

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 6 inch by 2 ½ inch springform pan. (you can use a 7 inch it will just not be as thick)

In a food processor, add graham crackers and mix until you get fine crumbs. Add melted butter and salt and pulse until well combined.

Pour into the bottom of the prepared springform pan and using your hand or utensil to press the crust.

Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

While the crust is baking, start preparing your filling by adding the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high speed for at least 5 minutes. You want to mix the cream cheese until it is fluffy and has no lumps.

Once the cream cheese is done, add in both sugars and mix until well combined.

Next add in sour cream and vanilla and mix until just combined.

Last, add in the eggs one at a time and mix just enough to combine the eggs and no more. Be careful not to overmix.

Pour the filling into the baked crust and cover with aluminum foil.

Prepare your Instant Pot by adding in the trivet and adding in 1 cup of water. Place the cheesecake on the trivet and place the lid on in the sealing position.

Place on high pressure for 35 minutes and allow the pressure to naturally release.

Once you can open the  lid, remove the cheesecake and allow to completely cool on the counter then place in the refrigerator to fully set. (I leave mine overnight for the best results)

Once the cheesecake is set, prepare your topping by adding the butter and brown sugar to a small saucepan. Once the butter and sugar is melted, add in the cornstarch and mix to combine and allow to melt. Once the butter and sugar is melted, add in the corn syrup and corn starch. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.  Remove from heat and add in vanilla and pecans. Pour over top of the cheesecake and serve immediately!

Enjoy!


  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: praline, pralines, cheesecake, instant pot, pressure cooker, pecans, caramel, praline cheesecake

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