Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake (Gluten Free Cheesecake)

September 15, 2018 (Updated: June 18, 2019) By Aneesha |

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If you love mangoes and cheesecake, this gluten-free Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake will blow your mind!  Sweet mango blended with a custard-like cream cheese filling and baked in a crushed pistachio & cardamom crust. YUM!

mango cheesecake garnished with crushed pistachio

Gluten-Free Crust with Pistachios & Cardamom

A classic cheesecake crust is made with crushed graham crackers.  In this recipe, I replaced the crackers with crushed pistachios and made this cheesecake gluten-free.

Another easy way is to simply skip the crust altogether, but I really like the contrast of the crumbly crust and the creamy cheesecake.

By making the crust with pistachios, I was able to achieve the same textural balance, minus the gluten!

Top shot of Indian Instant Pot Mango cheesecake with sunflowers on the side

Eggless Recipe for Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake

For my friends and readers who don’t eat eggs, I’ve got you covered.

Skip the egg, AND add another 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch, which makes it a total of 1.5 tablespoons of cornstarch for this recipe.

A slice of Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake

How to Make Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake

Make the Crust:

  • Pulse together shelled pistachio and cardamom in a small food processor till it’s ground to your preferred consistency.  I like it medium-fine, so about 8-10 pulses work for me.
  • Combine pistachio crumbs, sugar and butter.  Grease a 7 inch springform pan, optionally, line it with a parchment round
  • Pour the pistachio mix in and press it down firmly at the bottom to form an even layer.  Put the pan in the freezer, while you make the filling.
Ground pistachio for mango cheesecake crust
Pulse pistachios and cardamom in food processor
Pistachio crust set in a springform pan for Mango cheesecake
Press down the pistachio filling in a spring form pan

Prepare the Filling:

  • Mango Puree: If using canned mango puree, skip this step.  Take 1 cup frozen mango chunks and thaw it.  Puree it and you’ll end up with about 3/4 cup of mango puree.  
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese on low speed, until fluffy (about 45 seconds). Gradually mix in sugar, saffron water (no strands) and mango pulp.  Blend 30-45 seconds. 
  • Add egg and blend another 30-40 seconds , till incorporated.  Pour into prepared pan.
  • Spread the filling evenly, using a spoon or an offset spatula.  If you see bubbles in the filling, break them with the knife or a fork and even out the filling.  Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
Mango cheesecake filling on a pistachio crumb crust
Pour cheesecake filling and spread evenly in pan
Evening the surface of the cheesecake using an offset spatula
Smooth the top with an offset spatula or butter knife

Pressure Cook Cheesecake:

  • Turn on the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker. Pour in 1 cup water (or more for a larger cooker).
  • Place the cake pan on the trivet and lower it down in the Instant Pot.  Close lid. Press Manual/Pressure Cook for 30 mins (high).
  • Allow for 20 minutes of natural release after cooking is done (NPR). 
  • Release remaining pressure and open lid after pin drops. Remove the pan and take off the aluminum foil. 
  • Let the cheesecake rest on the counter for about 30 minutes. 
  • After that, using a butter knife or offset spatula, go around the edges of the cheesecake, releasing the cheesecake from the pan. 
  • Carefully, open the springform hook.  Remove the ring and let the cheesecake cool down for another hour.  
Lowering the cheesecake into the Instant Pot for cooking
Place cheesecake pan on a trivet and pressure cook
Removing the springform pan ring from Mango cheesecake
Rest for 10 mins and detach the ring

Topping: This is an optional step by HIGHLY recommended

  • Whisk together remaining mango puree and confectioners sugar. 
  • Pour over the cheesecake and spread evenly using an offset spatula. 
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours before serving.
Spreading mango topping on Mango cheesecake
Make a mango topping and spread on top of the cheesecake

Pro-Tips for a Making a Smooth & Crack-less Cheesecake

1. Room temperature ingredients: This easy cheesecake recipe turns out awesome if all ingredients are at room temperature.  It may take a bit of a planning ahead, but believe me, it’s worth it.

2. Don’t over-mix the batter: In the video and instructions, you’ll notice that my blending times are kinda precise.  The purpose of that is to ensure that we don’t over mix the batter. 

Over-mixing will create more air bubbles in the batter, which will result in an uneven cheesecake filling.

3. Don’t overcook it:  An ideal cheesecake is one where the outer edges come out firmer than the center.  The outer edges should look set and the center should have a slight jelly like jiggle to it. 

The center finishes setting while it cools.  That being said, I have tested this recipe many times, so if you follow this recipe, pan size (7 inch springform pan), timing etc. you should be good 🙂

4. Cool it gradually and then chill it: Last, but probably a very important tip is to have patience:) Let the cheesecake sit on the counter for a few hours to cool down gradually. 

Then, chill it overnight, or at least 8 hours for best results.  Believe me, this patience will be very rewarding when you bite into a slice of this Mango Chilled cheesecake!

Side view of mango topping dripping on the sides of a Instant Pot mango cheesecake with pistachio crust

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Sliced Indian cheesecake with Mango flavor, bakes in an Instant Pot

Mango Cheesecake in Instant Pot (Gluten-Free Cheesecake)

If you love mangoes and cheesecake, this gluten-free Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake will blow your mind!  Sweet mango blended with a custard-like cream cheese filling and baked in a crushed pistachio & cardamom crust. YUM!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Overnight Chilling: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 272kcal

Ingredients

Crust (gluten-free) (For the classic height, simply double up the ingredients)

Cheesecake Filling (For the classic height, simply double up the ingredients)

Topping

Instructions

Crust:

  • Pulse together shelled pistachio and cardamom in a small food processor till it’s ground to your preferred consistency.  I like it medium-fine, so about 8-10 pulses work for me.
  • Combine pistachio crumbs, sugar and butter.  Grease a 7 inch springform pan, optionally, line it with a parchment round.  Pour the pistachio mix in and press it down firmly at the bottom to form an even layer.  Put the pan in the freezer, while you make the filling.

Filling:

  • Mango Puree: If using canned mango puree, skip this step.  Take 1 cup frozen mango chunks and thaw it.  Puree it and you’ll end up with about 3/4 cup of mango puree.  
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese on low speed, until fluffy (about 45 seconds). Gradually mix in sugar, saffron water (no strands) and mango pulp.  Blend 30-45 seconds.  Add egg and blend another 30-40 seconds , till incorporated.  Pour into prepared pan.
  • Spread the filling evenly, using a spoon or an offset spatula.  If you see bubbles in the filling, break them with the knife or a fork and even out the filling.  Cover the pan with aluminum foil.

Baking/Cooking:

  • Turn on the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker. Pour in 1 cup water (or more for a larger cooker). Place the cake pan on the trivet and lower it down in the Instant Pot.  Close lid. Press Manual/Pressure Cook for 30 mins (high). Allow for 20 minutes of natural release after cooking is done (NPR). 
  • Open lid after pin drops, remove the pan and take off the aluminum foil.  Let the cheesecake rest on the counter for about 30 minutes.  Using a butter knife or offset spatula, go around the edges of the cheesecake, releasing the cheesecake from the pan.  Carefully, open the springform hook.  Remove the ring and let the cheesecake cool down for another hour.  

Topping: This is an optional step by HIGHLY recommended

  • Whisk together remaining mango puree and confectioners sugar.  Pour over the cheesecake and spread evenly using an offset spatula.  Refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours before serving.

Video

Notes

Pro-Tips for a Making a Smooth & Crack-less Cheesecake

  • Room temperature ingredients: This easy cheesecake recipe turns out awesome if all ingredients are at room temperature.  It may take a bit of a planning ahead, but believe me, it’s worth it.
  • Don’t over-mix the batter: In the video and instructions, you’ll notice that my blending times are kinda precise.  The purpose of that is to ensure that we don’t over mix the batter. Over-mixing will create more air bubbles in the batter, which will result in an uneven cheesecake filling.
  • Don’t overcook it:  An ideal cheesecake is one where the outer edges come out firmer than the center.  The outer edges should look set and the center should have a slight jelly like jiggle to it. The center finishes setting while it cools.  That being said, I have tested this recipe many times, so if you follow this recipe, pan size (7 inch springform pan), timing etc. you should be good 🙂
  • Cool it gradually and then chill it: Last, but probably a very important tip is to have patience:) Let the cheesecake sit on the counter for a few hours to cool down gradually. 
  • Then, chill it overnight, or at least 8 hours for best results.  Believe me, this patience will be very rewarding when you bite into a slice of this Mango Chilled cheesecake!
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Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 16.1% | Vitamin C: 11.3% | Calcium: 4.7% | Iron: 3.8%
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: flourless cheesecake, gluten-free cheesecake, indian cheesecake, Instant Pot Cheesecake recipe, Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake, mango cheesecake
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