Recipe Review

This Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe Is Another Sweet Reason to Use Your Air Fryer This Week

published Mar 12, 2023
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cheesecake on plate with fork and water
Credit: Photo: Dane Tashima; Food Styling: Jessie YuChen

Is there anything an air fryer can’t do? It seems as though everywhere you turn there’s a new, delicious air fryer recipe popping up on social media. And here at Kitchn, we’ve compiled some favorites.

There’s air fryer chicken taquitos, air fryer spaghetti squash Parm, and even an entire bacon-wrapped Cornish hen cooked right in the air fryer. It seems that if you can think of it, it’s likely that you can cook it in an air fryer. But I will be honest — I’ve avoided getting an air fryer because I just didn’t want another appliance taking up space in my kitchen.

Which brings us to Jared, aka AirFryerPapi on Instagram. Jared is all about that air fryer life, and his recent recipe for air fryer chocolate chip cheesecake looks tasty enough to convert even an air fryer skeptic like me.

The recipe itself is a standard cheesecake recipe, with a few tweaks. Jared grinds up Oreo cookies in a food processor for the crust, and he includes heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk along with the cream cheese in the filling. After mixing everything together, folding in a healthy dose of chocolate chips, and pouring it into the prepared crust, the whole thing goes right into his air fryer.

It comes out looking delicious, and by cooking it in the air fryer Jared has avoided having to preheat his entire oven. I am a huge fan of cheesecake all year long, and the thought of being able to bake one in the stifling heat of a North Carolina summer without turning my kitchen into a sauna is reason enough for me to go out and grab an air fryer. (Or maybe just snag the one my in-laws never use.)

The idea of air fryer cheesecake still hasn’t convinced my fellow skeptics out there to make the switch? Here’s a roundup of our 10 most popular air fryer recipes from 2022 that just may push you closer to joining me on Team Air Fryer.