These instant pot cheesecake bites are incredibly quick and easy to make and have an amazing texture. They are easy to change up with different flavors too!
How I miniaturized this Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe
A few weeks ago my daughter was looking to make a treat for her secret sister for camp. We were reading through what her secret sister’s likes were and her favorite treat was “cheesecake”
We figured a normal sized cheesecake might be a hard gift to take to girls camp so I recommend some bites sized cheesecakes (I have these mini cheesecakes on my blog already).
As we were getting ready to make them I spotted my silicone molds I used for these egg bites and thought – I bet those would work great for cheesecake bites! And I loved the texture of the instant pot cheesecake I had already made.
Using my dense and creamy classic cheesecake recipe as our starting point we decided to give it a try. They turned out AMAZING!!!
We ended up making 4 different flavors – classic, oreo, caramel and peanut butter cup – but I’m sure we’ll soon try all of my cheeecake recipes!!
Just take me to the Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for instant pot cheesecake bites, along with links to other instant pot cheesecake recipes and get straight to these delicious cheesecake bites – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Tips to Make the Perfect Mini Cheesecake Bite
-Room temperate ingredients are key for a smooth texture.
-Beat the cream cheese and sugar as much as you want, scrap the sides and make sure the batter is smooth. Once you add the eggs, do NOT overbeat, just mix on low until they are barely incorporated; beating after you add the eggs is what often leads to cracking.
-Cover your cheesecake molds with a paper towel, then cover in foil. The paper towel will soak up excess liquid, but might leave a paper towel imprint if your cheesecake rises and touches the top – easy to cover with the sour cream topping.
-You can leave the paper towel off and only use the foil; but then you’ll need to dab condensation off the cheesecake after it’s cooled.
-The topping is optional, but I recommend it – it covers any imperfections and tastes amazing.
-Do NOT eat it right away, cheesecake sets and gets BETTER with time in the fridge, at LEAST 4 hours.
-You can freeze cheesecake! You can freeze these bites, then dip it in chocolate!!! seriously so good!
-Don’t pop out the cheesecake bites until after it has cooled completely in the fridge as it needs the time to set to become firm.
-This cheesecake is good with my berry coulis, or cherry pie filling, or any manner of berry!
To make these Instant Pot Cheesecake Bites you’ll need
- A pressure cooker – I use this 8 quart instant pot
- Silicone molds – I use this 9 cup one – if you are using a smaller instant pot you’ll need these smaller 7 cup molds
- a trivit sling to hold the mold away from the bottom of the instant pot as well as make it easy to take out the molds when finished
- medium cookie scoop – for crust
- large cookie scoop for cheesecake
Mini Instant Pot Cheesecake Bites
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If you love this Instant Pot Cheesecake Bite you’ll love these other Instant Pot Cheesecake Bite flavors!
Peanut Butter Cup | Caramel | Oreo Cheesecake
If you love cheesecake and experimenting, why not try these flavors as Instant Pot cheesecake bites?
Chocolate Cheesecake | Instant Pot Cheesecake (or How to Convert a Cheesecake to the Instant Pot | Maple Bacon Cheesecake
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Instant Pot Cheesecake Bites
- 1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 6 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/2 lbs cream cheese
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 C sour cream
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- cherry pie filling optional
- Stir all ingredients of the crust together.
- Spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp into each the molds and press down
- Beat the cream cheese until smooth
- Add the sugar and vanilla, beat together.
- Add the eggs and beat until just barely incorporated
- Spoon 3 Tbsp of batter into each of the molds.
- Add 1 C water into the Instant Pot
- Cover each mold with a paper towel and foil, place silicone molds in the trivit and lower into the Instant Pot and put lid on.
- Pressure cook on high for 4 mins
- Let release naturally for 10 minutes then quick release (if it hasn't already released)
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth
- Spoon 2 tsps of the mixture top of warm cheesecake immediately, then let cool for 30 minutes.
- Refrigerate cheesecake for 4-8 hours.
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love this!! i ordered my bites mold from anazon but only found the 7 cavity.
any trick on how to remove the from the mold without breaking?
I put the molds in the freezer for about 20 mins to harden the cheesecake slightly and make it easier to unmold. I did run a warm thin spatula around the outside as well. The 7 cup is perfect for the 6 quart, and will work in the 8 quart too. Id use the slider to cut the recipe down from 18 to 14 bites.
What do you mean by using the slider to cut down the recipe? Is there an easier way to adjust the recipe for a 6 quart instant pot? thanks
in the recipe card where it says “servings” you hover over the number 18 and you can slide it down to 14 for two 7 capacity molds
Can you give the measurements for the cream cheese
In ounces versus pounds?
16 oz in a lbs.
While I didn’t use the recipe for the actual cheesecake components (I made these for a baby shower that I hosted where the mom-to-be had gestational diabetes, and therefore used a keto-friendly recipe), the method of cooking worked great! I did find it when I stacked two of the molds on top of each other, one of them, not sure if it was the top or the bottom, came out slightly undercooked after cooking just for minutes. I ended up putting it back in for another two minutes and it came out great. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to making these in a non-keto way and trying them out!
I didn’t have the problem with mine, but that’s a good note. I’ll try to keep an eye on that next time.
Makes it look so simple.
it really is very easy – so glad you like it!
I am making these today…my question however is my egg bite containers came with a lid, can that we used instead of paper towels and foil?
you can use it over the paper towel and foil but you need the paper towel because it soaks up the water from the steam in the pressure cooker.
So you use 2 1/2 packages of cream cheese? I’ve made it with 3 packages before but I must’ve read it wrong because now I’m seeing it converts to less! It was delicious when I made it with 3 though 🙂
1 1/2 lbs is 3 full packages
This didn’t work for me. I left them in the fridge over night. They didn’t pop out, the crust separated and they looked like a mess. The bottom seemed to hold better. The taste was amazing though! Have you tried making this in the oven?
this is based on my oven baked cheesecake https://ashleemarie.com/dense-creamy-cheesecake-recipe/, not sure why they wouldn’t pop out or whey they would separate, I just put the mold in the freezer for 20 mins and they pop out easy
I need to make these in advance to travel. Can they be frozen?
they totally can be frozen
I made these the other night and we LOVED them!! My problem is: Is there a secret to getting them out of the mold? I have tried to use a small spatula around the edges but having an awful time getting them out. It’s good for us because I don’t mind but if I wanted to do them for friends or a party I don’t want a mess trying to get them out! Any help PLEASE!!!
I put them in the freezer for 20 mins to help firm up the cheesecake and then with the spatula they pop right out
Wait you top it with sour cream instead of incorporating it into the cream cheese mixture?
I’m a cheesecake purist and I don’t mix flour or sour cream into cheesecake batters. but yes I do love a good sour cream topping on my classic cheesecake
I only have a 7 bites mold can i halve the recipe or can i store the remainder batter until the cheesecakes have cooled down in the refrigerator.
you can use the “servings slider” from 18 to 14 for two 7 cavity mold or yes you can keep the batter in the fridge and add later