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Instant Pot Maple Cheesecake with Candied Walnuts

Instant Pot Maple Cheesecake with Candied Walnuts. A sweet fall treat from the pressure cooker. Fall is maple syrup season – maple sap starts flowing when temperatures fall below freezing at night, and rise back above freezing during the day. I’m writing this while visiting Canada, producer of 80% of the world’s maple syrup. I’m surrounded by red maple leaf flags and cute, decorative bottles full of syrup.1 In other words, the idea for a fall cheesecake was all around me. Of course, I’m pressure cooking it – I love my Instant Pot cheesecakes. The trick to pressure cooking cheesecake is finding a 6- to 7-inch cheesecake pan that will fit in your Instant Pot. I have a two of...

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What Is the Difference Between Braising and Roasting?

The techniques of braising and roasting are integral cooking skills that transform ordinary ingredients into meals that will impress even your most critical dinner guests. Incorporating either method makes a meal feel special and will fill your home with a tantalizing aroma long before the dish is brought to the table. Roasting and braising are ideal for tougher cuts of meat that are often less expensive but require a little more love to coax out their virtues. They are also optimal ways to turn an ordinary root vegetable into something extraordinary. Fall is the perfect time to invite braising and roasting into your cooking arsenal. Even though both techniques rely on longer cooking times and are transformative in their ability...

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Yes, an Instant Pot Is Worth Getting

Welcome to Cookware Week! We’re sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel on how to care for all of it, the best recipes to make with every piece, and exclusive sales for Chowhound readers. You’re probably familiar with all the things the Instant Pot promises by now. Pot roast in about 45 minutes. Perfect hard-boiled eggs. Tender ribs and pulled pork in a flash. Cheesecake with no cracks in it. Steel-cut oatmeal. With an Instant Pot, these dishes are all possible with less time, mess, skill, and fuss. No wonder people still won’t shut up about it. It truly is the kitchen appliance of our times (though the air fryer is another contender). If you still...

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