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Instant Pot Blackberry Cheesecake Recipe with a Swirl

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If you haven't jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet, now is the time! You don't want to miss out on making this Instant Pot Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake recipe — it really is amazing.

It is so rich and creamy, with a perfect balance of tart, yet sweet blackberries and decadent cream cheese filling. It truly is easy to make, and will come out perfect every time.

One slide of Instant Pot Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake served on a white plate

Why Make Cheesecake in the Instant Pot?

Ever since it made its market debut, cooks have been raving about making cheesecake in the Instant Pot.

And it remains at the top of the list of popular Instant Pot recipes, because of the steamy pressure-cooking environment that creates such an amazingly smooth and creamy cheesecake.

Plus, it is so much faster! Traditional cheesecake recipes require over an hour of baking time, while this Instant Pot cheesecake recipe cooks in just 35 minutes (plus another 12 minutes of natural release time).

A Tip for Making This Instant Pot Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

Make a sling out of foil so you can easily lower the cheesecake into the Instant Pot, and most importantly, lift the pan out without burning your hands when it's finished cooking. To make a foil sling, follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Tear off about 2 feet of foil and lay on a flat surface.
  2. Lift the side closest to you, fold it up one-third of the way, and then press down.
  3. Fold the top section over the folded area and press down to make it flat. Your sling is ready to use!

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How to Make Instant Pot Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake Recipe Step By Step

Step #1: Combine graham cracker crumbs with sugar and melted butter and pat down on the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

graham cracker crumb crust in the bottom of a metal springform pan

Step #2: Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and then mix in the eggs one at a time.

Ingredients for Instant Pot cheesecake recipe being combined with an electric mixer in a white bowl

Step #3: Add in the almond extract and sour cream, then mix until smooth.

vanilla extract being blended into the Instant Pot cheesecake recipe mixture in a white mixing bowl

Step #4: Pour into springform pan on top of the graham cracker crust.

Step #5: Next, add blackberry pie filling and swirl it into the cheesecake

Step #6: Run a fork back and forth through the cheesecake several times to remove air bubbles, then cover with foil.

Top-down view of the unbaked Instant Pot cheesecake inside a springform pan with blackberry pie filling swirled on the top

Step #7: Pour two cups of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.

Step #8: Make a sling out of aluminum foil to lower the pan into the pressure cooker.

Step #9: Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn to sealing position. Set for a manual high pressure time of 35 minutes. When time has finished, allow for a natural release for 12 minutes before letting out the rest of the steam.

Step #11: Cool on the counter for an hour and then put in the refrigerator and cool for an additional 4 hours.

Step #12: Top with additional blackberry pie filling, or other toppings and serve. Enjoy!

Close up photo of one slide of Instant Pot Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake served on a white plate

Best Cheesecake Supplies for Instant Pot Cheesecakes

  • 6-inch by 3-inch Push Pan or 7-inch by 3-inch Push Pan- I recently started using a high push pan instead of a spring-form pan. In my opinion, the cheesecake looks amazing this way.
  • Silicone Sling- This is an essential unless you want to make a sling out of foil every time you make a cheesecake or use a pan in the Instant Pot that needs to be lifted out.
  • Large Decorating Tips- I used a decorating tip and reusable icing bag to pipe frosting onto the top of the cake. It gives the cake a prettier, more professional style.
  • Reusable Decorating Bag- Do yourself a favor and invest in a nice reusable bag for decorating cakes and cupcakes. It works so much better than the disposable bags and is better for the environment. Even better, they are pretty inexpensive.
  • Parchment Rounds- Pre-cut parchment rounds (and squares) are available in a variety of sizes depending on your needs. This can be a huge time-saver so you don't have to measure and cut a circle out.

Recipe

Yield: 8

Instant Pot Blackberry Cheesecake Swirled

blackberry cheesecake on white plate

Instant Pot Blackberry Cheesecake with a swirl is a simple, yet special dessert worth sharing. Top it with fresh berries and whipped cream for a wow factor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs with sugar and melted butter, then pat down in the bottom of a 7-inch spring form pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and then mix in the eggs one at a time. Add in the almond extract and sour cream and mix until smooth.
  3. Pour into spring form pan on top of the graham cracker crust.
  4. Add blackberry pie filling and swirl it into the cheesecake.
  5. Run a fork back and forth through the cheesecake several times to remove air bubbles.
  6. Cover with foil. Pour two cups of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  7. Make a sling out of aluminum foil to lower the pan into the Instant Pot.
  8. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn to sealing position.
  9. Set for a manual high pressure time of 35 minutes. When time has finished, allow for a natural release for 12 minutes before letting out the rest of the steam.
  10. Cool on the counter for an hour and then put in the refrigerator and cool for an additional 4 hours.
  11. If desired, add toppings before serving.

Notes

Additional time includes time to come to pressure and pressure release.

FAQs:

  • Can my dog eat cheesecake? No, cheesecake is not healthy for your dog and shouldn't be fed to any dog breed. Cheesecake contains sugar and dairy products such as sour cream, butter, and other strong ingredients which can upset their stomach and lead to gastrointestinal problems in the least.
  • Can my cat eat cheesecake? Desserts are not a natural part of a cat's diet. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they can only get necessary nutrients from meat. So a piece of cheesecake can upset a cat's delicate digestive system.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 63mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 34gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 26gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 3g

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