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Recipe for Success: Luck of the Irish Cheesecake (for Instant Pot)

Recipe for Success: Luck of the Irish Cheesecake (for Instant Pot)

This month, one of our Customer Service Representatives, Kari, is sharing her recipe for Luck of the Irish Instant Pot Cheesecake! Just when we thought Instant Pots couldn't possibly make one more thing, Kari shared this incredible treat with us! Give the recipe a try for yourself.



  • 20 Mint Oreo Cookies with filling (additional for topping as desired)


  • 2 packs room temp cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz semi-sweet melted chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Ganache for topping:
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Ganache for topping

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream



  • Prepare your crust by crushing your Oreos and blend until they form crumbs.
  • Place your Oreos in a springform pan, and pack down with your hand or a measuring cup.
  • Place in the freezer until the filling is ready.


  • All room temp ingredients. Place your cream cheese into a large mixing bowl, beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your sugar and mix until just combined.
  • Add in sour cream and mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Add in the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Last, add in your eggs, you want to make these the very last thing you mix in and mix as LITTLE as possible. Add your eggs one at a time and mix just enough so that they are fully incorporated.
  • Pour your filling into your prepared crust, and cover the top of your pan with tin foil. If you would like to take it a step further, you can cover the bottom of the pan as well.
  • Prepare your instant pot with one cup of water, and place your trivet in the bottom of your pot.

TIP: Make a sling by tearing a piece of aluminum foil, and folding in making a long strip, and place that on your trivet. This will make it easier to remove your pan afterward!

  • Place your pan in your pot, and place the lid on, and make sure it is sealed.
  • Place on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  • After 35 minutes, allow for a natural release. Remove Pan - Cool
  • Place it in the fridge overnight.


  • Top with additional crushed mint Oreos.
  • Once your cheesecake has set overnight. Make your ganache by combining the chocolate and cream into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals until the chocolate is mostly melted. Stir the chocolate until all is melted and it thickens slightly and then pour onto your cheesecake.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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