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Instant Pot Red White And Blue Cheesecake Recipe

This Instant Pot Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Recipe is going to give you an explosion of delicious ingredients. It’s perfect for the Fourth of July cheesecake and can easily be customized to work for other holidays as well. This pressure cooker dessert is so EASY and features a blue graham cracker crust. It has a homemade from scratch filling, and it’s topped with heavy cream and cherry pie filling. 

Instant Pot Red White And Blue Cheesecake Recipe

This red, white, and blue cheesecake have been the patriotic dessert of choice at our house for years. Of course, we like to serve it with my Patriotic Cake Balls, Red White, and Blue Cake with a cheesecake layer and my Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

When it comes to entertaining and parties, I am always happy to go with a festive theme that everyone can enjoy. I knew I wanted to make a patriotic Instant Pot Dessert this year, and this is what I decided to go with. It was the BOMB, and everyone raved about it for days afterward. This is the Best Instant Pot Cheesecake I have made in a long time.

How to tell when your cheesecake is set

The best way to tell if this Fourth of July cheesecake is done or not is to shake the pan. When it’s shaken, only the very center should jiggle. If more than just the center jiggles, it needs to cook a little bit longer. 

What is The Best Pan To Use?

The best pan to use when making this 4th of July dessert is a springform pan. You may be able to use other pans, but I haven’t tested them to give you any tips. Using a springform pan will allow you to break the sides away and give you a gorgeous Instant Pot red, white, and blue cheesecake. 

What to do to get a perfectly creamy cheesecake?

The most important thing you can do to have a perfectly creamy cheesecake is to use room temperature ingredients. Eggs, butter, and cream cheese should all be room temperature when you start. It will give you much better results than if you use cold ingredients. 

Variations to Recipe 

There are many things you can do to adjust the look and flavor of this red, white, and blue cheesecake recipe. Take a look at a few ideas:

  • Flavored Graham Crackers – Use a chocolate or cinnamon sugar variety of graham crackers to change the flavor. It’s so good! Follow the recipe the same way, just substitute for a different variety of graham crackers. 
  • Strawberry Pie Filling – Instead of cherry, try out strawberry instead. It’s one of our favorites and still goes with the red, white, and blue theme. 
  • Blueberry Pie Filling – I love the flavor of blueberry cheesecake, and it’s just as great in this recipe too. 
  • Raspberry Pie Filling – Another delectable option is raspberries. They are more traditional and can be used for any holiday or event. 
  • Skip the Food Coloring – If you want to make this pressure cooker cheesecake for another event, skip dying the crust blue. Then it will be perfect no matter what occasion you are making it for. 

Ingredients

Crust ingredients

  • Crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Sky blue gel food coloring

vanilla cheesecake ingredients

  • Cream cheese softened
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Eggs
  • Pure vanilla bean extract

Whipped cream

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Piping fitted with a star tip
  • Can of cherry pie filling 

How To Make Cheesecake

Crust directions:

Step 1. Line a 6-inch springform pan with parchment paper. This will keep the cheesecake from sticking. Add non-stick cooking spray too. 

Step 2. Using a large bowl, mix the melted butter with the graham crackers until they are mostly moistened. Drop in the blue food coloring and stir until combined.

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Step 3. Press the blue crust into the springform pan and press it down. 

Step 4. Place the cheesecake crust in the freezer while you work on the cheesecake filling.  

Vanilla cheesecake directions:

  1. Add the sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Then whisk until combined. Set aside. 
  2. Using a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and sugar together. Mix until it’s nice and smooth.
  3. Slowly add in the eggs one at a time, and mix until they are combined. Be careful not to overmix. 
  4. Add the pure vanilla bean extract. Then pour the cheesecake filling into the chilled crust. Cover with aluminum foil. 
  5. Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, and add the trivet inside. 
  6. Lower your red, white, and blue cheesecake down and set it on top of the trivet. 
  7. Close the Instant Pot lid. Put the vent to the sealed position. 
  8. Cook the cheesecake on high pressure for 40 minutes. Complete a natural release for 20 minutes. 
  9. Once it’s finished cooking and the pressure has released, remove the lid and use a paper towel to wipe up any foil that is one top of the aluminum foil. 
  10. Take the cheesecake out of the Instant pot and place it on a cooling rack for at least 1 hour. 
  11. Then put the cheesecake covered in the fridge overnight to chill and finish setting up. 

Whipped cream Directions:

  1. Prepare the whipped topping by beating the heavy cream until it begins to get thicker. Once it slowly becomes thick, start to add in the powdered sugar. 
  2. Keep mixing until stiff peaks have formed. 
  3. Place dollops of whipped cream along the edge of your patriotic cheesecake and spoon cherry pie filling in the center. 
  4. Cut your 4th of July cheesecake and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Red White And Blue Cheesecake

Instant Pot Red White And Blue Cheesecake

Instant Pot Red White And Blue Cheesecake is the ultimate Instant Pot cheesecake for a 4th of July bash. A blue-colored crust, rich and creamy cheesecake center and topped with sweet cherries. This pressure cooker cheesecake is going to be a bang.

Ingredients

Crust ingredients

  • 2 C crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ C unsalted butter, melted
  • 2-3 drops of sky blue gel food coloring

vanilla cheesecake ingredients

  • 2 - 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla bean extract

Whipped cream

  • ½ C heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ C powdered sugar
  • 1 large piping fitted with star tip
  • 1 8oz can of cherry pie filling

Instructions

Crust directions:

  1. Start by lining the bottom of the 6 inch springform pan with parchment paper. You also want to make sure to use cooking spray to coat bottom to prevent sticking. 
  1. Now in a large bowl you want to mix your melted butter with graham crackers until almost all the way mixed. Then add in your blue food coloring and stir until combined. 
  2. Press your 4th of July blue crust into your pan pressing it down. 
  3. Place your crust in the freezer while you work on the cheesecake filling.  

Vanilla cheesecake directions:

  1. In a bowl you will want to add your sugar and cornstarch and whisk until combined. Set aside. 
  2. Now in a large bowl you will beat your softened cream cheese and sugar together until your mixture is nice and smooth. 
  3. Now slowly add in your eggs one at a time, and mix until it is combined. Don’t overmix. 
  4. Mix in vanilla bean extract and pour cheesecake into your chilled crust. Cover with aluminum foil. 
  5. Add 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot, and place a trivet inside. 
  6. Lower your cheesecake down and set on top of the trivet. 
  7. Close your Instant Pot lid and ensure the seal is set to sealing. 
  8. Cook high pressure for 40 minutes, with a natural release of 20 minutes. 
  9. Once done remove the lid and use a paper towel to wipe up any foil that is one top of the aluminum foil. 
  10.  Remove cheesecake from Instant pot and place it on a cooling rack for 1 hour. 
  11. Then place your cheesecake covered in the fridge overnight to chill and finish setting up.  

Whipped cream Directions:

  1. For the whipped cream you will beat heavy cream until it begins to get thicker. Once it slowly becomes thick, start to whip in your powdered sugar. 
  2. Mix until stiff peaks are formed. 
  3. Add dollops of the whipped cream to the edge of your patriotic cheesecake and spoon cherry pie filling in the center. 
  4. Cut your 4th of July cheesecake and serve. 

 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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