- Oil or butter, for greasing the pan
Pistachio Crust (optional)
- 1 cup pistachios or another nut
- 5 dates, roughly chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk (sweetened)
- 1 cup whole milk greek yogurt (full-fat)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Grease the cheesecake pan.
- To make the crust: add the pistachios and dates to a blender and blend until it turns into a sticky, crumbly mixture. Add this mixture to the greased cheesecake pan and press down to smooth it out. Use a paper towel to blot the crust a bit (this will help ensure that the cheesecake doesn’t end up green like the pistachios).
- To make the cheesecake: add the condensed milk, yogurt, lemon juice and zest to a bowl and mix well. Pour this into the greased 6-inch cheesecake pan or 7-inch cheesecake pan (with a removeable bottom), then cover the pan with foil.
- Add 2 cups water into the steel inner pot, then place the trivet/wire rack that came with your pressure cooker into the pot. Place the pan on top of the rack.
- Secure the lid, close pressure valve and cook for 30 minutes at high pressure.
- Naturally release pressure for 20 minutes, then release any remaining pressure (do not leave the cheesecake sitting in the pot). The cheesecake should be set – it shouldn’t wiggle. Stick a toothpick into the cheesecake and if it comes out clean, it’s done. If it’s still wet, pressure cook the cake for another 2 minutes.
- Allow the cheesecake to cool down on a wire rack. I find it easiest to unmold the cheesecake while slightly warm.
- Put the cheesecake in the fridge to chill for 4-6 hours.
- This is best when chilled (in my opinion) but you can also eat this warm or at room temperature as a pudding if you like. It will only taste like cheesecake after it has chilled. If you eat it warm, it will taste like custard.
- You can freeze this cheesecake! It tastes great when thawed but I’ve found they are a bit more crumbly. Still delicious though!
- You can also make individual cheesecakes using ramekins – find those directions in this blog post.