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Air-Fryer Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

This air-fryer cheesecake is something I've been making and perfecting for years. My daughter insisted it be served at her wedding. —Howard Koch, Lima, Ohio
Air-Fryer Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING/TOPPING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 325°. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Pat into the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of an 8-in. springform pan that fits into the air fryer. Chill while preparing filling.
  2. For filling, beat cream cheese and eggs in a bowl on medium speed for 1 minute. Add 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and salt. Continue beating until well blended, about 1 minute. Pour into crust.
  3. Cook until center is almost set, 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. For topping, combine the sour cream and remaining sugar and vanilla in a small bowl; spread over cheesecake. Cook 15 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. If desired, serve with whipped cream.
Air-Fryer Cheesecake Tips

Why did my air-fryer cheesecake crack?

Cheesecakes crack for a number of reasons—and sadly, it's hard to pinpoint just one. Learn more about the different reasons they split and how to prevent a cracked cheesecake.

How can I make this air-fryer cheesecake my own?

Make air-fryer cheesecake your own by adding herbs or citrus peel to the crust, or swapping out the crumbs used to make it. Instead of graham cracker crumbs, try using the crumbs of wafer cookies or vanilla wafers. Otherwise, you can create fruit swirls using strawberry or raspberry jam on top, or whip up a flavored whipped cream to add to the top when serving.

How do you store air-fryer cheesecake?

Prepared cheesecakes can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 2 months by placing the entire cheesecake or individual slices on a baking sheet and freezing until firm. Wrap in heavy-duty plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Thaw in refrigerator before serving. Need more insight? Check out these cheesecake tips.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 504 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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