Italian Cheesecake Express Pressure Cooker Recipe

Prep Time
< 30 minutes
Cook Time
< 60 minutes
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 graham crackers, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Fresh strawberries (optional)
  1. Spray 7-inch springform pan that fits inside of Crockpot™ Express Pressure Cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare foil sling.* Place rack in Cooking Pot; add water.
  2. Combine graham crackers and brown sugar in medium bowl. Stir in melted butter until crumbs hold shape when pinched. Pat firmly into prepared pan. Freeze until ready to use.
  3. Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add ricotta, sour cream and vanilla; beat until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour and cornstarch. Pour filling into prepared crust to within 1/2-inch of edge. Cover pan with greased foil. Lower into Cooking Pot using foil handles. Secure lid. Press DESSERT, set pressure to HIGH and time to 50 minutes. Make sure Steam Release Valve is in the "Seal" (closed) position. Press START/STOP.
  4. Once cooking is complete, natural release pressure 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure. Carefully remove pan from Cooking Pot using foil handles. Remove cover; cool cake to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Run thin knife around edge of cake to loosen. Remove side of pan; cut into slices to serve. Garnish with strawberries.
  5. *Prepare foil sling by tearing off one 18-inch long piece of foil; fold in half lengthwise to create 18X6-inch strip. Place underneath prepared dish. Pull the ends of the strips up and over the dish. Leave the strip in during cooking so you can easily lift the dish out again when cooking is complete.
Express Pressure Cooker