Apple Pear Cake Recipe
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Apple Pear Cake Recipe

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When my sister Catherine made an apple cake for me, I asked her for the recipe. I made it a short time later and added some pears to the recipe, since we have pear trees on our acreage. The cake was very moist and tasted so good. Now every time I make it, people want my recipe. —Mary Ann Lees, Centreville, Alabama
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 cups shredded peeled tart apple
  • 2 cups shredded peeled pears
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 613 calories, 30g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine dry ingredients; stir into the fruit mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' and butter until smooth. Beat in the milk and vanilla; frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Apple Pear Cake in Country August/September 1999, p49

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grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 26608
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"Super moist and I added dates ( 1/2 cup) while cutting the pears to 1 1/2 cups to mine. I made the frosting without the cream cheese ( I didn't have any) and it was delicious. Everyone loved it!"

Smilyface4 User ID: 5489080 20992
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Family loved it, very moist and the pears are subtle flavour."

FaithJane User ID: 4182518 55926
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"This is great--very rich, but tasted delicious with all the wonderful fruits & nuts. A cake like this, I prefer just to dust the top with powdered sugar."

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