Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake (Day Seven Of The 12 Days Of Jolly Giveaways!)

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake will have you wishing you could eat cheesecake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The eggnog filling with gingersnap crust and crunchy brûléed topping is a real show stopping recipe for the holiday season. Plus, it’s made in the Instant Pot!

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

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Are you preparing for Christmas like I am?? 

Right now it’s all I can think about. I am just counting down the hours between now and Saturday, ready to take a much-needed four day weekend to relax and be merry. 

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

Who doesn’t need a slice of cheesecake to pair with all that revelry? Especially when it tastes like eggnog and there’s a perfectly crunchy brûléed topping!

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

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Did you know you can make cheesecake in the Instant Pot? Because I seriously had no idea.

It’s so funny because I heard of the Instant Pot YEARS ago and it wasn’t until the last year or so that I discovered just how much you can do with it. I got one of the early models way back when, and as soon as I got my hands on the Ultra model…

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake in the Instant Pot

Well, let’s just say I fell in love with the Instant Pot all over again. 

I put my Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker to WORK in our home. I have yet to go without using it almost every single say, whether it’s for rice, pork shoulder, shredded chicken, or cheesecake.

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

This appliance is the one that I depend on the most in my kitchen, and the Ultra model steps it up a notch with just how much it speeds up cooking time while also being energy-efficient. 

There are SO many functions to choose from, including the new “Ultra” setting that lets you customize your cooking on a whole other level. There’s even an altitude setting that you can select – perfect for all you Coloradans!

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake


I am personally a big fan of the LCD display where I can be nerdy and see exactly what stage the dish is at from preheating through cooking and keeping warm.

Honestly I could write a love song for the Instant Pot… But I’ll spare you for now. 😉

This recipe is honestly the tastiest cheesecake I’ve made in a LONG time. It tastes creamy and rich, with warming spices and a bite of gingersnap in the crust. 

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

The real showstopper is that topping… It’s golden and crunchy, making it a fun textural pairing for the smooth and creamy cheesecake. I absolutely love how stunning it looks and it really is a surprising topping that delights everyone.

Not to mention you get to bust out the kitchen torch which is oh-so rare, at least in my house.

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

All of this goodness comes together in the Instant Pot in a snap. It cooks so much faster than baking it in the oven, which gets you that much closer to eating it.

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Here we are at Day Seven of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways! This is the big final week of giveaways!

I am absolutely THRILLED to announce that Instant Pot and I have partnered up to giveaway one Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker! That’s right, you can make your Instant Pot dreams come true, just in time for the New Year.

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This Recipe’s Must Haves

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I used this Springform Pan MCIRCO 7″ Non-stick Cheesecake Pan and it worked perfectly! It is just the right size and it fits perfectly in the Instant Pot.

To get the perfectly crunchy topping, you’ll need this GiBot Blow Torch Lighter Kitchen Butane Culinary Torch! It gets the sugar nice and golden, plus it’s oh-so handy for lighting your favorite candle. 

Pin this Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake recipe for later!

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

Yield: Serves 6

Creamy eggnog filling with a spiced gingersnap crust and crunchy brûléed topping! It's the easiest cheesecake EVER for the holiday season.



  • 20 gingersnap cookies
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt


  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup eggnog, room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp brandy
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature


  • 3 Tbsp superfine sugar


  1. Lightly grease a 7-inch springform pan with baking spray. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan, greasing the parchment paper lightly as well. 
  2. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the insert of the Instant Pot. 
  3. Add cookies and brown sugar to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs. Add melted butter, pulsing until combined and all crumbs are wet. 
  4. Press crust mixture into the bottom of the pan. Press the crust mixture in firmly on the bottom and coming up slightly on the sides. 
  5. Place crust in freezer until ready to fill. 
  6. Add cream cheese and sugar to the clean bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender. Process until mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour in eggnog, cornstarch, vanilla bean paste (or extract), brandy, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pulse until combined. 
  7. Add eggs and pulse again until combined. 
  8. Add filling to the crust. Cover the pan with paper towel and cover tightly with aluminum foil on top of that. Seal the edges well around the pan. 
  9. Place pan on the Instant Pot trivet, and carefully place in the insert of the Instant Pot. Make sure the pan is even and not tilted. 
  10. Seal the lid and make sure the release knob is set to Sealing position. 
  11. Choose Manual pressure on High and cook for 42 minutes. 
  12. Naturally release pressure for 15 minutes, then manually release the rest. 
  13. Remove lid and lift the trivet out of the insert with the cheesecake pan still on it. Place pan on wire cooling rack. 
  14. After 10 minutes remove foil and paper towel. The center of the cheesecake should be set but not wet and liquid. 
  15. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving, or overnight.
  16. When ready to serve, remove sides of the pan and place cheesecake on a serving dish. 
  17. Evenly sprinkle superfine sugar over the top of the cheesecake. Use a kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar, slowly moving the torch back and forth to get even golden color. This will take some time to accomplish so be patient with it. 
  18. The sugar is caramelized when the sugar bubbles and smokes. Let set for a minute to allow the sugar to harden before serving.


Don't have superfine sugar? Add 3 Tbsp of granulated sugar to a high-speed blender and blend until fine.

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43 Responses to “Brûléed Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake (Day Seven Of The 12 Days Of Jolly Giveaways!)”

  1. ellen casper — December 18, 2018 at 5:18 am (#)

    I would like to make soups and cheesecakes in it.

  2. Jennifer Wright — December 18, 2018 at 5:32 am (#)

    I would make chili.

  3. Noelle — December 18, 2018 at 7:12 am (#)

    I would love to make some killer chicken wings in my Instant Pot!

  4. Denise — December 18, 2018 at 7:21 am (#)

    My sister tells me she makes yogurt all the time in her instant Pot. I would love to try that!

  5. Lisa Babs — December 18, 2018 at 7:31 am (#)

    I would love to make soups in it. I love soups during the winter!

  6. manda shank — December 18, 2018 at 7:51 am (#)

    Love to try the cheesecake. My hubby’s favorite.

  7. Annette — December 18, 2018 at 7:59 am (#)

    I would definitely make this! Creme Brulee has been my favorite since childhood. I would also like to make ribs in it.

  8. Karen D — December 18, 2018 at 8:23 am (#)

    I’d like to try making lasagna

  9. Natalie J Vandenberghe — December 18, 2018 at 8:29 am (#)

    Until I saw this recipe–which sounds delicious–I always thought the first thing I would make in an Instant Pot would be beans (probably refried beans)

  10. Rust — December 18, 2018 at 8:45 am (#)

    I would start with a beef stew.

  11. Emily — December 18, 2018 at 9:15 am (#)

    My stupid ex had an Instant Pot – I dream of this insane mushroom pasta we used to do. Help me win sweet revenge by giving me a BETTER Instant Pot so I can eat ALL the cheesecake and mushroom pasta!

  12. Christina — December 18, 2018 at 9:45 am (#)

    I’d love to make this cheesecake!! 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

  13. Melissa Storms — December 18, 2018 at 10:09 am (#)

    I would make a cheesecake in this. I have had it cooked in an IP before and it’s delicious.

  14. Lisa Walker — December 18, 2018 at 10:29 am (#)

    The first thing I would make is my Cauliflower cheese soup!

  15. Rachel Tortorici — December 18, 2018 at 10:31 am (#)

    Omg yummm! I’m eggnog obsessed! I must make this. It’s absolutely brilliant:)

  16. Jeffrey — December 18, 2018 at 11:02 am (#)

    I love to cook a pork loin and turn the meat into carnitas for burritos! By the way, your cheesecake looks divine!

  17. Lesly Figueroa — December 18, 2018 at 11:06 am (#)

    A beef stew or something with chicken

  18. shelly peterson — December 18, 2018 at 11:41 am (#)

    I would make soup and some chili.

  19. rana durham — December 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm (#)

    i would make a chicken pot pie

  20. Chrissie Baker — December 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm (#)

    Whoa! What a decadent combination! I want a slice 🙂

  21. Sabrina — December 18, 2018 at 1:09 pm (#)

    This sounds absolutely delightful! So easy using the instant pot!

  22. Michelle J. — December 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm (#)

    Jerk chicken!

  23. Johannah Brookwell — December 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm (#)

    I would love to make pot roast. I guess I should borrow my daughters!

  24. Brandy O'Neill — December 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm (#)

    This looks absolutely amazing! Saving!

  25. Edye — December 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm (#)

    I would make this recipe!

  26. Katherine Ellis — December 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm (#)

    I cannot believe you made this using an Instant Pot!  I love that you can use this to not only cook main dishes but desserts too!!

  27. Jen — December 18, 2018 at 7:15 pm (#)

    I would make some yummy soup.

  28. J — December 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm (#)

    I would first make broccoli soup cuz it’s sooo cold this winter!

  29. Lauren Hamilton — December 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm (#)

    I would make chili 

  30. Carrine B — December 19, 2018 at 12:18 am (#)

    I would love to make any cheesecake!

  31. Lora — December 19, 2018 at 4:42 am (#)

    I love this cheesecake! I would make this (and some stews)! 

  32. Shelley — December 19, 2018 at 7:05 am (#)

    Oh my goodness! You can make a cheesecake in an Instant Pot?!?! THAT is something I would love to try (especially with that yummy bruleed topping)! Brilliant!

  33. Abeer — December 19, 2018 at 9:07 am (#)

    This couldn’t look any more perfect for Christmas! A must try recipe!

  34. Kim Leonard — December 19, 2018 at 10:00 am (#)

    This is amazing with endless possibilities. Short Ribs would be great in this!

  35. Taylor W. — December 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm (#)

    This looks so delicious! Love that you made it in the instant pot!

  36. Amy Baker — December 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm (#)

    I want to make THIS CHEESECAKE 😍😍😍 oh and soups and things, to be sure, but THIS FIRST!!!!

  37. Tamara B. — December 20, 2018 at 9:16 am (#)

    Chicken Marsala

  38. Laura Sharp — December 20, 2018 at 9:22 am (#)

    I’ve always wanted to try boiling eggs in one!

  39. carol clark — December 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm (#)

    a pot roast ive never owned one so i dont know what or how to cook in it

  40. Elena — December 22, 2018 at 8:14 am (#)

    I would make beef stew

  41. Jeanna Massman — December 23, 2018 at 1:22 am (#)

    I would love to make ham & bean soup in this Instant Pot!

  42. J — December 28, 2018 at 11:23 pm (#)

    Hi Meghan! I hope u see this comment coz I’ve tried to send you an email 3 times and it won’t send! Argh! I’m getting hold of someone tomorrow to find out why!?

    • Meghan Y. — December 29, 2018 at 9:17 am (#)

      Hi there! I definitely see your comments! Not sure why an email wouldn’t be going through… Try sending to – I assume you are trying to respond to the email I sent you?

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