1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1. Place trivet insert and 1 cup water in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Line bottom of greased 6-in. springform pan with parchment. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt; stir in butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Freeze while preparing filling.
2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour over crust. Cover springform pan with paper towel and foil. Fold an 18x12-in. piece of foil lengthwise into thirds, making a sling. Use sling to lower pan onto trivet.
3. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 30 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally. Using foil sling, carefully remove springform pan. Uncover; cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. With a knife, loosen edge of cheesecake from pan. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
4. Remove rim from pan. Refrigerate leftovers.
Prize Winning Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 30 min. + releasing
YIELD: 8 servings.
I adapted my favorite cheesecake recipe to work in the Instant Pot. The texture was so incredible, I may never bake it in the oven again! Be sure to use mini chocolate chips. If you use regular size chips, they will sink to the bottom.
1 piece: 416 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.