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instant pot lavender cheesecake

Instant Pot Lavender Cheesecake

Instant Pot Lavender Cheesecake with a gluten-free crust made with honey and almond flour.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
pressure release/cooling: 4 hours 25 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 1 7" cheesecake
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker
  • 7" springform pan
  • trivet for instant pot
  • foil
  • baking sheet
  • silcone mat or parchment paper

Ingredients

Honey Almond Crust

  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Lavender Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • cup sugar
  • ½ tablespoon ground lavender buds (see notes for how to make this)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temp

Instructions

Honey Almond Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick mat.
    baking sheet prepared with silicone mat
  • Place butter and sugars in a bowl and beat until well combined. Add honey and vanilla and continue to mix. Add flour and salt and mix completely. Spread the mixture onto the prepared pan into a thin rectangular sheet, about ¼ inch or so thick. Don't worry about being perfect because you are going to crumble it up.
    honey almond crust mixture before baking
  • Bake for 20 minutes until nice and crispy. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. Break the rectangle into pieces and place them in a food processor. Pulse into crumbles. The mix will be nice and buttery and easy to mold into your greased springform pan.
    honey almond crust in food processor
  • Pour crumbs into the bottom of the springform pan and press into the bottom and sides to form the crust. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and let it cool on a rack while you prepare the filling.
    baked honey almond crust for lavender cheesecake

Lavender Cheesecake Filling

  • Place the cream cheese in a mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar, lavender, and salt and continue to mix until everything is combined. Add the lemon juice and vanilla and continue mixing. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  • Pour the filling onto the crust in the pan and tap on the counter to remove air bubbles and level.
    lavender cheesecake in springform pan before baking
  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Make a foil sling (see picture) and place it on top of the trivet. Slowly pour 1½ cups water into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Carefully place the cheesecake pan on top of the trivet. Fold the sides of the foil sling so they don't get in the way of the lid.
  • Lock the lid in place, close the steam valve, and set your Instant Pot on high-pressure cook for 25 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the steam to naturally release for 10 minutes and then carefully release the rest of the steam manually. Remove the lid quickly and carefully to avoid condensation from dripping on the cheesecake. Use the corner of a paper towel to carefully soak up water on top of the cheesecake. Use the sling to remove the cheesecake and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour (be careful, it's hot!).
    lavender cheesecake before baking in instant pot
  • After cooling for an hour on the rack, place the cheesecake in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours before serving.

Notes

HOW TO MAKE GROUND LAVENDER:

  1. Take 1/4 cup dried lavender buds and add to a small coffee grinder or food processer (if you are using a food processer you might need more than 1/4 cup). lavender buds in coffee grinder for instant pot lavender cheesecake
  2. Pulse until the buds have been turned into a ground powder, but not too much...this way you will see some of that delicious lavender in your cheesecake!
  3. You can also just use dried lavender buds but grinding them will release even more of that beautiful lavender flavor! Check out my post HERE for more ideas for your coffee grinder!
  • Always read the instruction manual that came with your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and follow all safety guidelines. This recipe was inspired by Cooking Light Magazine.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.