Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spiced Pepitas
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake is another great recipe from my dessert adventures while working at Millard’s at the Summit. What’s fall without pumpkins? This is by far the creamiest cheesecake I have made in my Instant Pot. The pumpkin flavor is spot on with just the right amount of spice and pairs perfectly with homemade whipped cream. The roasted sugar and spice pepitas are fun to make while adding a bit of crunch! Pepitas make a great S snack for a lunch box or use them as a salad topper for a bit of sweet and crunch.
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake is moist and satisfying topped with a cream cheese icing drizzle. Cooking this cake in the Instant Pot creates a moist dense cake that is husband approved. Slices of this bundt cake freeze very well for lunch box treats or that quick S snack in mid afternoon with a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Trimmy found on page 433 of the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. You will find the recipe for the pepitas here: Sugared Pepitas. Be sure to make extra pepitas because they are a great snack!
When I worked at the restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit, one of my joys was creating desserts for the owner. We both liked the same family style type desserts. This recipe is a an on plan version of our Dark Cherry Clafoutis (Custard Pie). Clafoutis is delicious but would be a crossover with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. Flaugnarde (pronounced: [floɲaʁd]) is a baked French dessert with fruit arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.
We love chocolate and coffee at our house. This is another great recipe from my recipe box and cheesecake baking days from Millard’s at The Summit restaurant. Although my original recipe called for rum I wanted to bring this delicious cheesecake into a healthy version for Trim Healthy Mama followers.
Instead of dissolving the instant coffee into rum I used sour cream and it works beautifully. Well worth the few minutes that it takes for the two to meld together.
One of our favorite desserts is cheesecake and it’s a blessing that we can have this delight on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan. This Instant Pot Raspberry Cheesecake with a Chocolate Crust is the perfect dessert for a special occasion or family get together. This cheesecake recipe is a bit lighter and creamier than most. Did I mention that the crust resembles the flavor of Oreo cookies? Yep, it does without all the sugar and junk. This cheesecake keeps very well covered in the refrigerator allowing you to prepare a few days ahead.