Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

May 3, 2019Van
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Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6

If there’s one snack synonymous with childhood it’s the OREO. A classic American cookie that begs to be dipped in a glass of ice cold milk. Well, that was how my 8 year old self saw it anyhow…  And to be honest I never outgrew the comfort of that dark cocoa crunch paired with the creamy sweet interior. It’s still a combination I dream of—but now that I can make my OWN desserts…how can I incorporate all that’s great about the OREO and make it even better?

Oreo Cheesecake!

Yes, that deep cocoa flavor with the sweet / tart tang of a good cheesecake. A match made in heaven! Now all I need is a DeLorean Time Machine to go back and serve this unbelievably tasty treat to my young self and forever change the course of history…

Why bake it in the Instant Pot?  Cheesecake is one of the few baked items that turn out better in the Instant Pot – it cooks more evenly and there’s almost no chance cracking.  Plus you don’t have to fuss with a bain -marie in the oven

I used a Hatrigo Stainless Steel Push Pan to bake the cheesecake (purchase here)

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

If you use your Instant Pot on the counter under your cabinets, this is an awesome accessory that diverts the steam downward and away from your cabinets (purchase here)

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Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 6

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Ingredients

CHEESECAKE

  • 16 Oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 6 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Creamy
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 9 Oreo Cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 7 Inch Push or Springform Pan

CRUST

  • 15 Oreo Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter, melted

Method

  • 1)

    Get the Cream Cheese and Eggs to Room Temp:


    Cut the cream cheese into small blocks, place it into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the cream cheese for 15 seconds, take it out, give it a stir than microwave for another 10 seconds then stir and check again – continue with 10 second increments until it’s soft or the temp is around 73°F.  The 2 large eggs need to be at room temperature as well, I use a shortcut method.  Fill a large bowl with hot tap water from your sink, place the eggs into the bowl and they will be at room temp in about 10 mins.

  • 2)

    Prepare the Cheesecake Pan:


    Trace the bottom of your 7 inch pan on parchment paper and cut out the circle to line the bottom of the pan.  Using a stick of butter, lightly coat the bottom so the parchment has something to stick to.  Then use the stick of butter to grease the the interior side of the pan very well.  This makes it easier to release the cheesecake from the pan.

    (The Hatrigo Cake Pan already comes with pre-cut parchment paper)

  • 3)

    Prepare the crust: 

    
Place 15 Oreo Cookies into a food processor and process the cookies until they turn into fine crumbs. Melt 3 Tablespoons of Salted Butter, mix it very well with the crumbs. Pour the crumbs into your springform pan and press firmly onto the bottom, you can use a spoon or something with a flat bottom like a small ramekin to help you even out the crust. 

  • 4)

    Make the Cheesecake batter:


    I use a KitchenAid stand mixer with a paddle attachment to mix the batter since it incorporates the least amount of air into the batter – you really have to avoid overmixing the cheesecake batter.  Place the 16 Oz of room temperature cream cheese, ¼ Cup of Heavy Cream, 6 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar and 1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch into your mixer.  Mix on low speed until  it looks smooth and combined. Scrape your bowl half way through with a spatula to ensure an even mixture.  (With my KitchenAid, this took 1 min 30 sec using #3 speed)

  • 5)

    Add the 2 Large room temperature Eggs and mix using the lowest setting until everything is incorporated and looks smooth. While mixing, scrape your bowl 2-3 times with a spatula to ensure an even mixture. (With my KitchenAid, this took 1 min 30 sec using the “Stir” speed) if you still see tiny little specks of cream cheese, that’s ok – it’s better to avoid overmixing then to get it completely smooth.

  • 6)

    Fold in the 9 chopped Oreo Cookies into the batter. Pour the batter into your cheesecake pan. Pick up the pan and tap it a few times on the counter to even out the batter and this also helps pop air bubbles in your batter.    Place a paper towel on top of the pan and wrap the entire pan very well & tightly with foil, you want to avoid getting any condensation or steam on your cheesecake.  I put one piece of foil on top and seal tightly,  then another on the bottom that wraps up towards the top.

  • 7)

    “Bake” the Cheesecake:


    Place 1½ Cups of water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet into it. Carefully place the the cheesecake pan on top of the trivet if you have an 8 Qt (If you have a 6 Qt you can use an Instant Pot Silicone Sling – purchase here) If you have a separate sealing ring you use for desserts, place that one on the lid.  Seal the lid and switch the knob to “Sealing”.   Set the Instant Pot for High Pressure / Manual for 45 minutes. Once the timer is up and you hear the beep, wait an additional 15 minutes while the pot releases the pressure naturally.  If the pin hasn’t dropped on it’s own after 15 minutes, switch the knob to “Venting” and when the pin drops open your lid.


  • 8)

    Carefully remove the cheesecake from the Instant Pot. My trivet has handles so I lift the cheesecake pan out with the trivet handles.  Unwrap the foil, the pan will still be hot so use mitts or kitchen tongs. Use a sharp pairing knife and run it a long the edge of the cheesecake, this will release it from the pan and prevent any cracking while it cools.  Leave it on the counter to cool for about 1.5 hours.


  • 9)

    Cover the pan and place it into the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before serving.  Keep the cheesecake in the baking pan, you don’t want to remove the cheesecake until it’s been cooled for at least 12 hours.  Top the cheesecake with homemade Whipped Cream or Cool Whip and garnish with more Oreo Cookies. Enjoy!


    (I used a Wilton 2D tip to pipe the cream)

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