Instant Pot Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Did you know you can make some amazing sweet treats in ways other than your oven?

This Instant Pot Blueberry Cheesecake recipe is a favorite dessert.

I am going to show you just how simple it is to make. While you’re here, you should also check out our other Instant Pot desserts.

Here are the things you will need to make this recipe. It comes together quickly and easily and is one of the best ways to make a cheesecake.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Cheesecake

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups water

Ingredient for Fresh Blueberry Topping

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water

How to Make an Instant Pot Cheesecake 

Grab a small bowl and mix together the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs using a fork.

Press it into the bottom of your greased 7in springform pan.

Place in freezer until you are ready to use it. This will help the crust harden and set a bit. 

In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese until it is fluffy.

Next you want to add in the vanilla extract, sugar, and cornstarch until well combined.

The cornstarch is an ingredient that will help with thickening and will prevent it from cracking. 

Add in eggs one at a time and mix as you add each one. 

Finally, stir in the sour cream.

Grab your pan from the freezer and pour the cheesecake mixture into the pan.

Cover the springform pan with foil. 

Place the Instant Pot insert into the pressure cooker.

Pour 1 and a half cups of water into the Instant Pot insert.

Place your Instant Pot trivet into the pot.

Place the springform pan on top of the trivet.

Lock the lid and set the vent to sealed.

Press Manual/Pressure Cook and set time for 25 minutes.

When the time has counted down and the Instant Pot beeps, allow to natural release until the pin drops.

Natural release will help prevent cracking, we talk more about that below.

Carefully remove trivet and pan and place in refrigerator for 4hrs or overnight.

No, let’s make the blueberry topping.

How to Make a Fresh Blueberry Topping for Your IP Cheesecake 

In a small saucepan, add blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice. If you prefer, you could substitute the lemon juice for lemon zest if you prefer. 

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Allow to simmer for a few minutes.

Mix cornstarch and water in a small cup and pour into the pan while stirring.

Once it is thickened, remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool.

Once it is cool you can top your cheesecake and serve.

Is Instant Pot Cheesecake Good

If you’ve never tried it, it really is time that you try it.

Cooking a cheesecake in the electric pressure cooker is fast and delicious. It is so good and tastes just like a cheesecake that has been cooked in a more traditional way.

Why Did My Instant Pot Cheesecake Crack 

There are a handful of things that can cause your cheesecake to crack.

  1. Over-mixing it is one of them. Just be aware of that as you mix everything together and do not mix more than needed.
  2. Both over cooking and under cooking the cake can cause it to crack. Ensure that you follow the directions to the recipe that you’re making. If  the size of the springform you are using is different than the size used in a recipe you’re following that could cause it to be over cooked or under cooked. For this recipe we are using a spirngform that is 7 inches and we cook it for 25 minutes. So if you change the size of the size of the pan you are going to beed to adjust the cooking time.
  3. Fast temperature changes can cause the cheesecake to crack. When the lid is removed from the Instant Pot, within seconds there is a very fast drop in the temperature inside the pressure cooker. As the cheesecake cools, because the temperature is changing, it shrinks. The shrinking is normal, but it need to happen slowly. I recommend you leave the lid on the Instant Pot and use the natural release process so that the shrinking and cooling happen at a slow pace. Also when you do remove the lid, remove it very slowly.

Best Pan for Instant Pot Cheesecake

For us, we like the 7 inch springform pan for making a cheesecake in the electric pressure cooker.

These are some of our favorites.

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Instant Pot Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Instant Pot Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Take the headache out of cheesecake and make this creamy, decadent blueberry cheesecake right in your instant pot.


  • Ingredients for cheesecake:
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Ingredients for fresh blueberry topping:
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a bowl, mix the crushed graham crackers and melted butter completely. Press the mixture into the bottom of the springform pan.
  2. Place the crust in the freezer to harden quickly.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy and smooth. Add in the vanilla extract, sugar and cornstarch. Stir to combine well.
  4. Add 1 egg at a time to the mixture, stirring in each individual egg.
  5. Stir in the sour cream and mix to combine.
  6. Pour the mixture over the top of the graham crust. Cover completely with foil.
  7. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the bottom of your instant pot and place the metal trivet inside.
  8. Place the covered spring form pan on top of the trivet.
  9. Top with the lid, setting the vent to closed. Cook on manual mode for 25 minutes. Allow to naturally release pressure.
  10. Carefully remove the cheesecake and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or you can refrigerate overnight.
  11. To make the topping: add the blueberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice to a pan.
  12. Bring contents to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer.
  13. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water. Pour into the blueberry mixture and stir to combine.
  14. Once thickened remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  15. Once cooled, pour the mixture over the top of the cheesecake.


  1. I have a 6″ springform pan. What change do I make in cooking my cheesecake. Your recipe is one I want to try. Thank you.

  2. I have too much batter for the 7 inch pan. Did I do something wrong?

  3. I agree with you on the over mixing- you certainly can tell the difference in a finished recipe. This is a gorgeous looking recipe and I will surely add it to our things to try list- it’s getting quite large, but there’s plenty of time to try it out.
    Cheers for the share on the weds blog hop!

  4. Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle link party! This is one of my features today at the party!

  5. Awesome recipe! Congrats Crystal – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week!

  6. Thanks for this recipe. Made it yesterday and it was great even though I forgot to grease the pan. My only concern is the center didn’t set up and was runny. I saw another recipe where they allowed it to cool in the pan after the natural release. Any ideas?

  7. Hi, this blueberry Instant Pot cheesecake looks amazing. Thank you for sharing! Is there a printable version? I could not see a link to one.

    Thank you!

  8. Carol Hruska says:

    I’m loooking to make this for Memorial Day and only have a 6 inch pan how would I adjust it?

    1. If you don’t want to buy or borrow a 7 inch pan, just make sure you don’t overfill the 6 inch pan and you should be fine.

  9. Basically, this is a cheesecake recipe with a blueberry topping. Given that, can I use the same recipe for other fruit toppings and use the same cheesecake recipe?

  10. Is this being cooked on low or high in instant pot?

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