Bakeapple Cheesecake. Bakeapple is the Newfoundland word for Cloudberry, a deliciously intense northern berry that makes for an amazing topping on a creamy vanilla cheesecake.
Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas, ours was a very quiet but enjoyable day at home with the family.
Today we have a dozen or so people coming for our Boxing Day cold plate and this Bakeapple Cheesecake is what is being offered up for dessert.
It really is just my basic vanilla cheesecake with a bakeapple compote on top but there’s always room for the old standards at my table.
Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never baked a cheesecake before. This really is a simple, fuss-free recipe and far easier than some would have you believe.
Over baking is the most usual way to go astray in making a cheesecake. If you follow my suggestions as outlined in the recipe though, you should not have any worries. Bakeapples are easily substituted for an available fruit or berry.
If you also love another Newfoundland favourite, partridgeberries, be sure to check out our Partridgeberry Apple Cheesecake recipe.
UPDATE: This is an early recipe from this blog before I started baking cheesecakes using the bain marie method. If you want to find out more about that, visit the recipe for Just a Vanilla Cheesecake.
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Recipe updated November 2018, to include option for metric measurements, nutritional information and new photos.
Bakeapple Cheesecake, an alternate topping
Note: A reader suggests the Cloudberry Jam from IKEA as a topping for this Bakeapple Cheesecake. It is a little sweeter than I am used to but a great substitute for making your own jam, if berries are not available to you.
Bakeapple is the Newfoundland word for Cloudberry, a deliciously intense northern berry that makes for an amazing topping on a creamy vanilla cheesecake.
For the graham crumb base
- 1⅓ cups graham wafer crumbs
- 3 tbsp sugar
- ⅓ cup melted butter
For the Vanilla Cheesecake
- 3 cups cream cheese, (three 250 g packages)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipping cream
For the Bakeapple Topping
- 2 cups fresh or frozen bakeapples
- ½ cup sugar
For the graham crumb base
- In a small bowl, combine the graham wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
- Press into the bottom of a 9 inch bring form pan that has the bottom lined with parchment paper. (This helps with much easier release from the pan when the cheesecake is cooled.)
To prepare the cheesecake batter
- Cream together the cream cheese and sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. beat in the vanilla extract
- Finally blend in the whipping cream.
- Pour over the prepared base and bake at 325 degrees F for 50 minutes to an hour. The cheesecake should just be beginning to brown at the edges and the surface of the cheesecake should lose any shine when the cake is properly baked. It can still be slightly wobbly just at the center at this point.
- Remove the cake from the oven and run a sharp knife completely around the edge of the pan. This will allow for the cheesecake to shrink as it cools and hopefully not crack (but who cares if it does? I am never bothered by a crack or two in the surface)
- Allow the cheesecake to cool thoroughly on a wire rack at room temperature for a couple of hours before storing in the fridge.
For the Bakeapple Topping
- Gently boil the bakeapples and sugar in a small saucepan until the jam begins to slightly thicken, (about 20 minutes) stirring occasionally. Cool completely and spread on top of the vanilla cheesecake.
This recipe was original to my blog bak in 2007. I now bake my cheesecakes in a bain marie method. If you want to learn more about that please check out his post: Just a Vanilla Cheesecake.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 14gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 108mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 4g
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Tuesday 22nd of February 2022
Hi Barry, this is my go to recipe for about a year now. Everyone loves it. My favourite to make is your homemade flakie recipe... can not be beat!! Cheers, keep up the great work.
Saturday 21st of December 2019
Hi Barry just wondering if this cheesecake can be frozen? Thank you Lisa
Wednesday 4th of December 2019
Hello this looks so delicious, where might I find bakeapples here in Ontario? I would love to make this. Thanks!
Monday 26th of November 2018
I can't wait to make this recipe for Christmas! Most people love cheesecake, so it's a great choice for when you have guests!
Friday 9th of November 2018
Hi Barry..wondering if you have a new cookbook or at least, when was your last one published? Looking g to buy your most recent for a friend who's a big fan. Thanks