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5 Pressure Cooker Desserts You Should Make for the Holidays

During the holidays, it’s especially helpful to have a few pressure cooker recipes ready when your food prep time and space in the oven are both limited. From homemade cheesecake to chocoflan, try something a little extra special for the end of the holiday feast, and everyone will be talking about how your dessert was the highlight of the day.

1. Cheesecake

The holidays bring to mind pies and cookies, but cheesecake is another popular option to delight family and friends. You can adapt it with a seasonal flavor like pumpkin or top it off with peppermint whip cream and crushed peppermint candies.

Because cheesecake is a custard, moist, even heat will keep it from tasting dry or rubbery as well as prevent cracking. A water bath in the oven is one way to get to smooth, silky cheesecake perfection, but can be a little intimidating. And during the holidays, the oven is usually already occupied. That’s why Quick Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake is your secret weapon. The Quick Cooker gently steams the creamy dessert. Then use the sear setting to make a strawberry sauce while your cheesecake cools in the fridge.

2. Pudding

Chocolate pudding isn’t just a mix from a box. When you make Quick Cooker Chocolate Pudding from scratch, it’s a rich dessert that will impress holiday guests. Usually, homemade pudding needs low heat and a lot of stovetop supervision to thicken to the right consistency. A pressure cooker does all the work for you.

Test Kitchen Tip: Let your pressure-cooked pudding set up in the fridge for three hours or overnight. It’s a good make-ahead dessert for a party. Or make it in the morning and have it ready to serve with dinner that night.

3. Chocoflan

This dessert will make you feel like a magician because the custard starts on the bottom then magically flips to the top as the cake cooks. Chocoflan is traditionally made with a water bath in the oven like a cheesecake. That gentle, moist heat keeps the flan from drying out. But this Quick Cooker Chocoflan is perfect for the holidays because it’s a showstopping cake mix hack, and it doesn’t take up space in the oven.

4. Bundt Cakes

If pumpkin pie is the good-to dessert at your family get-togethers, try this reinvention of the classic pumpkin and spice flavors as a Bundt cake. This cake mold is designed for our pressure cooker helps you create this Quick Cooker Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake for any special occasion. The cream cheese layer cooks perfectly in the consistent, precise heat that a pressure cooker provides.

5. Cobbler

A cobbler is cozy, comfort-food that fits as easily on a holiday buffet table as it does at a summer potluck. To elevate this dessert for the holidays, make individual servings with this Quick Cooker Berry Cobbler Cakes recipe. It only takes about 30 minutes to make.

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