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I love this recipe for Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips. Because when two of my favorites come together, it's always a good thing. Like chocolate and peanut butter. Or peanut butter and bananas. Or in this case, chocolate and pecans.

My favorite nut in the whole world is the pecan. I adore candied pecans, pecan pie, pecan rolls...the list is endless.

Finished Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips with one slice removed

Like most of the world, I have quite the love affair with chocolate as well. This recipe marries together both of my delicious favorites in one creamy, delectable and irresistible dessert.

Why You Will Love Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips

  • Everyone is in love with the Instant Pot as it helps you get dinner done in record time freeing you up to do other things in your life. But I don't think many people realize the versatility of this amazing appliance. Yes! Your Instant Pot can make "baking" a snap, too! This recipe for Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips is the perfect example. It "bakes" your cheesecake in record time so you can move on to another task.
  • This Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips recipe is so versatile. I love a graham cracker crust almost as much as I love pecans and chocolate. But, some people prefer to eat their cheesecake sans crust with only the creamy deliciousness of the cheesecake and its topping. This recipe allows for that! Simply use parchment paper in place of the graham cracker crust.
  • The holidays are upon us, and that means plenty of company, parties, and gatherings where you will need to bring a yummy side dish or dessert. This Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips will be a hit at all your holiday meals and gatherings.

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More Delicious Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes

If you love making cheesecake in the Instant Pot as much as I do, once you've made this recipe for Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips, you'll have to try these other delectable cheesecake recipes:

Starring another seasonal favorite flavor, this Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake is unbelievably good and another dessert perfectly suited for this time of year.

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Like this recipe? Check out all off our Cheesecake Recipes. We're adding more extraordinary flavors all the time! A couple of our favorites, besides this one, are Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake and Oreo Cheesecake. Then, there's our Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Peppermint Cheesecake. And our Creme Brulee Cheesecake...WOW!

How to Make Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips 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. Alternatively, you can use a 7-inch pan lined with parchment paper on the bottom and along the sides.

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

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Step #3: Mix in eggs one at a time.

Step #4: Mix in the vanilla extract and sour cream until smooth.

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Step #5: Pour into pan on top of the graham cracker crust.

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

Silver springform pan with batter in it and black clip holding parchment paper to the sides. There is a white, black and aqua striped dishtowel in the foreground.

Step #7: Mix all ingredients in the chocolate pecan layer.

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Step #8: Pour pecan layer ingredients over cheesecake.

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Step #9: Cover with foil.

Step #10: Pour two cups of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.

Step #11: Make a sling out of aluminum foil to lower the pan into the Instant Pot.

Step #12: Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn to sealing.

Step #13: Set for a manual high-pressure time of 35 minutes. When the time has finished, allow for a natural release for 12 minutes before letting out the rest of the steam.

Step #14: Cool on the counter for an hour and then put in the refrigerator and cool for an additional 4 hours.

Completed Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips sitting on white plate

Slice, serve and enjoy!

One slice of Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips on white plate with blue flowers on it

Supplies Needed to Make Instant Pot Cheesecake

  • 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 Pecan Cheesecake

pecan cheesecake on white plate

Instant Pot Pecan Cheesecake takes a taste of pecan pie and mixes it with cheesecake. This is a delicious cheesecake to share this fall, or really any time of year.

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 and pat down on the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Alternatively, you can use a 7-inch pan lined with parchment paper on the bottom and along the sides.
  2. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and then mix in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Mix in the vanilla extract and sour cream until smooth.
  4. Pour into pan on top of the graham cracker crust.
  5. Run a fork back and forth through the cheesecake several times to remove air bubbles.
  6. Mix all ingredients in the Chocolate Pecan layer, and pour over the top of the cheesecake.
  7. Cover with foil. Pour two cups of water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  8. Make a sling out of aluminum foil to lower the pan into the Instant Pot.
  9. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn to sealing.
  10. Set for a manual high-pressure time of 35 minutes. When the time has finished, allow for a natural release for 12 minutes before letting out the rest of the steam.
  11. Cool on the counter for an hour and then put in the refrigerator and cool for an additional 4 hours.

Notes

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

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 54mgSodium 32mgCarbohydrates 24gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 22gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 2g

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