#51) Bakeapple Blossoms

Click here for an update on this recipe :) - June 3rd, 2016.

I know, I've been away a while, eh? Well, with finishing up my internship and last weekend's wedding show get-away, I haven't spent that much time in the kitchen. But with yesterday being the last day of my internship I thought maybe I should bring in some treats as a thank you to the staff. I didn't want to make anything too fancy because I didn't have a lot of time, so I decided to make some scratch shortbread. But that wasn't enough - they needed something more. So I took out a bag of bakeapples given to me by a good friend and made some of my no-fail berry cake filling, sieved out the seeds, and poured in into indentations in the shortbread. The result was exactly what I was going for - a simple treat with a interesting twist. They were huge hit and will stay in my back pocket now as a go-to recipe :) The cake filling can be replaced with any fruity preserve you like, but if you have access to bakeapples I would give 'em a try!!!

Bakeapple Cake Filling


1 cup bakeapples
1/4 cup water
7 tbsp sugar (adjust according to the tartness of your berries)
2 tsp corn starch


-Boil berries with 3/4 of the water. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
-Push the cooked berries through a fine sieve, discarding the seeds.
-Whisk corn starch into remaining water. Add cornstarch mixture and sugar to berries.
-Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Let cool completely.

Shortbread Cookies

1 1/8 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour


- Combine butter, sugar and extract in mixer bowl and beat until creamy.
- Add the flour, scraping often until well mixed.
- Refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Work together with hands upon removing from refrigerator.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place them on silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Use a tsp measure to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
- Fill the indentation with a small dollop of your fruit filling.
- Bake for 14 - 18 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
- Place cookies in wire rack and cool completely.


  1. How simple yet so elegant. These look great.

  2. gorgeous cookies! perfect!

  3. These are too cute! What exactly is bakeapples? You have me curious! :)

  4. sophie - Bakeapples, as they are called in Newfoundland and Labrador, are related to raspberries, but have a considerable tart taste. They smell wonderful and are very addictive! They are also called cloudberries.
    If you can get your hands on some I highly suggest it, but if not use any other kind of berry filling :)

  5. I've never heard of bakeapples but now I know...this looks delicious, Dani!

  6. thanks veronica! they really are unique :)

  7. Dani, these are so adorable and sound really yummy!


  8. Your cookies are gorgeous Dani :D

  9. got your link from my flickr photos. been looking at your bakeapple recipes and we'll be giving this one a try in the next day or so. thanks

  10. thanks for dropping by TM. these cookies were a huge hit with my coworkers. hope you enjoy them :)