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Instant Pot Lemon Cheesecake (Keto, Gluten-Free)

Instant Pot Lemon Cheesecake (Keto, Grain-Free)

  • Author: Catalina Castravet
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Instant POt
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Diabetic


Creamy and delicius, this zesty Instant Pot lemon cheesecake the gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb (keto-friendly). Perfect for summer parties, birthdays and weekend gatherings.



For the low-carb crust:

  • 1/2 cup  blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup  unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons  unsalted butter  (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon  powdered erythritol sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon  cinnamon powder

Sugar-free Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 oz / 450 g cream cheese  (softened to room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup powdered erythritol sweetener
  • 2  large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream  (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  Blueberries and/or strawberries


Cheesecake Crust:

  1. Prepare springform pan with parchment paper
  2. Lightly coat a 7×3-inch springform pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. Add all the crust ingredients to a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared springform pan.
  5. Press the crust and try to line the sides about to the middle of the pan edges.
  6. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.

Make the filling:

  1. Add cream cheese and erythritol to a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat on low speed until well-mixed.
  2. Add heavy cream, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  3. On low speed, add the eggs one at a time, beating until just combined, careful to not overmix.
  4. Pour the batter over the crust, and flatten the top with a spatula.

Cook the cheesecake in Instant Pot:

  1. Place the metal trivet into a 6-qt Instant Pot and add 1 1/2 cups water.
  2. Gently transfer the cheesecake pan on top of the trivet.
  3. Select manual setting and adjust the pressure to high. Set time to 30 minutes.
  4. When finished cooking and the Instant Pot beeps, release pressure naturally for about 20-30 minutes. Manually release any remaining pressure by gradually turning the release knob to its venting position.
  5. Carefully open the pot and transfer cheesecake to a cooling rack. The cheesecake should be jiggly, but not liquidy.
  6. Let it cool for 1 hour, after which run a paring knife around the edges.
  7. Transfer cheesecake to the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight.

Serving the cheesecake:

  1. Beat heavy cream, erythritol, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Pipe on the cheesecake, garnish with blueberries and a few strawberries in the center.
  2. Carefully remove the chilled cheesecake from the pan. Peel off the parchment paper. Slice and serve.


Calories: 249 Carbohydrates: 9 Protein: 8 Fat: 20 Saturated Fat: 11 Cholesterol: 76 Sodium: 295 Potassium: 235 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 6 Vitamin A: 547 Vitamin C: 1 Calcium: 157 Iron: 1


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 249
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 295
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 76