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Bakeapple Cheesecake

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.

Bakeapple Cheesecake side view of cheesecake

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 Cheesecake side view of cheesecake
Yield: 16 servings

Bakeapple Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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

  1. In a small bowl, combine the graham wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
  2. 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

  1. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. beat in the vanilla extract
  3. Finally blend in the whipping cream.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
  6. 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

  1. 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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 14gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 108mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 4g

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Saturday 21st of December 2019

Hi Barry just wondering if this cheesecake can be frozen? Thank you Lisa

Susan Crawford

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


Wednesday 7th of November 2018

I first tasted a Bakeapple cheesecake at our church Lenten lunch and it was delicious so I ordered some of the berries from Newfoundland and cooked them and made my own cheesecake it is so delicious Had them when I was younger on my moms t biscuits .

Jeanette Paisley

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

I visited Newfoundland a few years ago where I first learned the term Bakeapple. I did not get to sample them, however. But living out here on the west coast, what could I use in place of bakeapples for this cheesecake?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Any fruit topping.

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