Pressure Cooker Italian Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
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Pressure Cooker Italian Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Pressure Cooker Italian Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake is a light and fluffy Italian Style Cheesecake and 50% lighter than a New York Cheesecake.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz


Crust - Optional



Crust - Optional

  • Grease cheesecake pan and dust with Graham Cracker Crumbs.


  • In a food processor or using a hand mixer, beat the cheese, sugar, egg yolks, cream, flour, lemon juice and lemon zest until very smooth.
  • In another bowl, using a mixer, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Gently fold egg whites into cheese mixture.
  • Pour mixture into cheesecake pan.
  • Cover with a paper towel and secure with a piece of foil or Grafiti Band.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your pressure cooker and then place a trivet inside the pot.
  • Place cheesecake into pressure cooker using a sling or Grafiti Band.
  • Lock on lid and close the Pressure Valve.
  • Cook at High Pressure for 40 minutes.
  • When Beep sounds, allow a 15 minute natural release.
  • After all pressure has been released gently remove the pan and the paper towel. Dab off any liquid that may have accumulated.
  • Let cool on wire rack for one hour.
  • Remove cheesecake from pan, lightly cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Dust with Confectioners' Sugar.


Serve with a dollop of Lemon Curd.
If you use a 7 inch pan, cut the cooking time to 35 minutes. I like the height of the cake in a 6 inch pan. The percentage of filling to crust is perfect.
If using the mini 4 inch pans, cook for 13 minutes.
For Single Serving Jar Cheesecake
8 oz Wide Mouth Glass Jar - cook 8 minutes
4 oz Wide Mouth Glass Jar - cook 5 minutes
16 oz Glass Jars - DON'T DO IT!
15 minute Natural Pressure Release


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg