This cheesecake was "baked" in 15 minutes.
The first cheesecake I ever made took over an hour in the oven and it was runny inside. Cut it open and its "guts" just spilled over the plate. I felt like a failure.
Then I discovered what a "water bath" is in cheesecake making circles when making a Sugar Free NY style cheesecake and noticed the huge difference it makes when making White Chocolate Mini cheesecakes.
After reading that Barbara from Barbara Bakes made a Meyer Lemon Cheesecake and Debby from A Feast for the Eyes made a Biscoff Cheesecake in the PRESSURE COOKER, I decided to test the pressure cooking waters so to speak, using my Cuisinart pressure cooker. I love that this bakes in 15 minutes and does not heat up the house in the summer!
|Biscoff Caramel Cheesecake|
It helps that this is a small 7" cheesecake. Calorie/portion wise and that it fits in my Cuisinart pressure cooker. You can find this 7" Springform Pan on Amazon or in some kitchen specialty shops.
Butter the springform pan and press the graham cracker crust mixture into the pan. It helps to use a cup or measuring cup with straight sides.
All the filling ingredients are easily mixed in my Cuisinart Prep 7 cup food processor. I got this processor for a steal (more than 50% off) on Amazon's Black Friday special, so look for it!
2 cups of water are put into the pressure cooker, creating the "water bath" that cheesecakes love. You will need to create a foil "sling" to be able to lower/raise the cheesecake from the cooker.
The cheesecake "bakes" for 15 minutes on HIGH pressure, with a Natural release for about 10 minutes. The cheesecake will be puffy, almost like a souffle. Let it cool on a wire rack, then transfer to the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
This is a cheesecake that will easily serve 8 (or more) people.
What you will find with this recipe is a creamy, moist cheesecake that has an intense chocolate flavor. This recipe uses semi-sweet chocolate, so next time, I may try milk chocolate.
A dollop of whip cream will help balance the intensity of the chocolate flavor....
Thanks to Barbara and Debby for inspiring me to make my own cheesecake in the pressure cooker!
PRESSURE COOKER CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE