Instant Pot Creme Brulee Cheesecake

Instant Pot Creme Brulee Cheesecake is a smooth and creamy custard dessert that has a caramelized sugar crust on top. It is a luscious treat for that all will enjoy.

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Instant Pot Cream Brulee Cheesecake

What does Creme Brulee mean?

Creme Brulee is also known as burned cream, burnt cream, Trinity cream, or Crema Catalana, which is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar.

Does Cheesecake Need a Water Bath

Cheesecake batter is basically a custard. It’s delicate, so you want to bake it slowly and evenly without browning the top. The most effective way to do this is to bake it in a water bath. A water bath method bakes the cake very gently, so it won’t darken, curdle, or crack. Using an Instant Pot creates an even baking process.

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  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Cornstarch
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sugar

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How To Make Instant Pot Creme Brulee Cheesecake

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Creme Brulee Cheesecake

Instant Pot Cream Brulee Cheesecake is a smooth and creamy dessert that has a caramelized sugar crust on top. It is a luscious treat for all to enjoy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword Cheesecake, Creme Brulee, Instant pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Natural Release 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 284kcal
Author Candi Elm


Instant Pot
Instant Pot Trivet
6 Quart Springform Pan
Blow Torch


Crust Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Butter Melted and Unsalted

Cheesecake Ingedients

  • 2 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 2 tsps Vanilla Extract


  • 3/4 Cup Sugar



  • Line the bottom of a 6 inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray the sides with pam baking spray.
  • Using a large bowl mix the melted butter and the crushed graham crackers crumbs. Press the crust into the springform pan.
  • Place into the freezer while you make the cheesecake mixture.

Cheesecake Filling

  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, cornstarch and sugar mixture until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the eggs 1 at a time until combined. Beat in the vanilla bean extract. Pour cheesecake mixture into the crust.
  • Cover with foil. Fill the instant pot with 1 cup of water. Place a trivet inside. Place the springform pan onto the trivet. Close the lid and set to sealing. Bake on manual setting high pressure for 40 minutes.
  • Once timer goes off allow to natural release for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and use a paper towel to dap onto the foil to remove condensation.
  • Carefully remove from the pot and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Place into the fridge overnight Remove cheesecake from fridge and remove from springform pan.

Creme Brulee Topping

  • Top the top of the cheesecake with ¾ C of sugar. Using a kitchen torch, melt the sugar until it becomes crystalized.
  • Cut and serve!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Slice of Creme Brulee Cheesecake with striped napkin

Tips for Preventing a Cracked Cheesecake

  • Grease the Pan Well
  • Don’t Over beat the eggs
  • Always Use a Water bath
  • Don’t Over Bake
  • Run a knife along the edge of the Springform Pan before releasing
  • Get More Tips Here
Slice of Creme Brulee Cheesecake made in the Instant Pot
Slice of Creme Brulee Cheesecake

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    1. It helps to prevent cracking, it’s added with the sugar. I updated the recipe. Thank you for letting me know.

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