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Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake is festive, creamy, and fruity.  It’s cold and perfect to cool off on a hot summer day!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 503kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
  • 1 large piping fitted with star tip

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients

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

Vanilla Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Whipped Cream and Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cherry pie filling

Instructions

Crust Directions

  • Line the bottom of a 6inch springform pan with parchment paper and
  • spray the sides with pam baking spray
  • Using a large bowl mix the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs
  • Mix in the blue food coloring until combined
  • Press the crust into the springform pan
  • Place into the freezer while you make the cheesecake mixture

Cheesecake Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cornstarch until combined
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar mixture until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the eggs 1 at a time until combined
  • Beat in the vanilla bean extract
  • Pour cheesecake mixture into the crust
  • Cover with foil
  • Fill the instant pot with 1 cup of water
  • Place a trivet inside
  • Place the springform pan onto the trivet
  • Close the lid and set to sealing
  • Bake on manual setting high pressure for 40 minutes. Once timer goes off allow to natural release for 20 minutes
  • Remove the lid and use a paper towel to dap onto the foil to remove condensation
  • Carefully remove from the pot and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely
  • Place into the fridge overnight

Whipping Cream and Topping Directions

  • Using a hand mixer, beat together the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form
  • Pipe dollops along the edge
  • Scoop Cherry Pie Filling into the center of the cheesecake
  • Cut and serve!

Notes

You can leave the blue food coloring out of the crust if you would like. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg