Instant Pot

Instant Pot Triple Citrus Cheesecake

April 10, 2019
8 Ratings
Photo by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Prep time 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

This is the lightest, fluffiest cheesecake you’ll taste anywhere. The moist cooking environment in the Instant Pot® makes it super creamy and greatly reduces the chances it will crack or dry out. Be sure to beat the eggs just until combined to ensure the cake won’t sink in the middle as it cools.

Excerpted from INSTANT POT MIRACLE © 2017 by the Editors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. —Food52

Test Kitchen Notes

Featured in: 10 Surprising Things You Can Make in Your Instant Pot. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 2 cups water
  • Fresh orange segments (optional)
  1. Lightly spray a 6-or 7-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan. Place in the pan and spray again; set aside.
  2. Combine crackers, the 2 tablespoons sugar, and butter in a bowl; mix well. Press into bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl beat cream cheese, the ½ cup sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, and orange juice until smooth and creamy. Addeggs, beating just until combined. Stir in citrus zests. Pour into prepared crust.
  4. Pour the water into the Instant Pot®. Place the trivet in the bottom of the pot. Cut a piece of foil the same size as a paper towel. Place the foil under the paper towel and place the pan on top of the paper towel. Wrap the bottom of the pan in the foil, with the paper towel as a barrier.
  5. Fold an 18-inch-long piece of foil into thirds lengthwise. Place under the pan and use the two sides as a sling to place cheesecake in thepot. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve.
  6. Select manual and cook at high pressure for 35 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a natural pressure release to depressurize.
  7. Remove the cheesecake from the pot using the sling. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Carefully remove pan sides. Top cheesecake with fresh orange segments if desired.

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11 Reviews

Kathy R. August 14, 2022
Surprisingly tasty given the IP! If it was totally memorable it would get 5 stars. Simple and tasty.
Emily S. December 10, 2020
This was my first cheesecake ever and I made it for thanksgiving dessert. It was devoured with pleasure. I will definitely make it again.
Emily S. December 10, 2020
Made thisfor thanksgiving dessert and it was devoured with pleasure. I will definitely make it again.
Figo October 30, 2020
My cheesecake turned out too runny. It was almost like a key lime pie. I followed the recipe exactly. Any suggestions?
Erika March 28, 2020
It’s frustrating to see the same comment and question go unanswered. The recipe says “zests.” It lists only lime. What is the other zest, and how much? Thank you.
Sarah L. April 9, 2020
I got curious after reading all of these questions and got the cookbook from which this recipe is excerpted. It calls for "½ teaspoon freshly grated zest" of orange, lemon, and lime (so 1½ teaspoons between the three citruses).
Tracy January 16, 2020
Just served this to in-laws for dessert. They loved it!! My brother in law ate 2 slices and they all want the recipe. Easy to make too. I used frozen oj concentrate and orange peel too. Thanks!
Sharon D. December 21, 2019
Why is it name Triple Citrus Cheesecake when there are only two types of citrus (orange juice and lime zest) included?
nburas December 18, 2019
Can a silicone sling be used instead of the foil sling? Also, since I haven't yet used the silicone sling, does it go in place of the trivet or on top of the trivet?
Jodi K. November 8, 2020
I used a silicone sling in place of the foil sling - worked perfectly! (I wasn't sure if I still needed the trivet or not, so I just put the silicone sling on top of the trivet).
Lmagee October 13, 2019
I used this recipe for my base and left the lime zest out and used Oreos for the crust. It turned out perfect! Not too heavy and just enough tartness from the OJ. My first cheesecake ever!