Cranberry-Pear Coffee Cake Recipe
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Cranberry-Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

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This is my favorite cake to make for last-minute occasions. I also make it to give to friends because it always turns out just right, and it’s made with ingredients I normally have on hand. —Beverly Lovegrove, Winnipeg, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large pear, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 194 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the pear, cranberries and orange peel.
  2. Transfer to a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray and dusted with flour. Combine brown sugar and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Pear Coffee Cake in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p32

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kimspacc 240504
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Made with apples instead of pears; delicious!"

Joscy 166245
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"Pears are one of my favorite fruits, so finding this recipe being **diabetic friendly** will suit me to a tee. Look fwd. to making AND sharing recipe. Thank You!"

NinaVerbeena 98211
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Made this yesterday. First time I've ever made a coffe cake. It was easy and came out great. The flavor is amazing. Will definitely be sharing the recipe and making this again myself."

svetik32 160063
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Made it today. great recipe! Very easy to make. Moist, not excessively sweet, and my family loved it! even my very picky 4 year old got to help and even ate a piece! Love this recipe!"

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