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Apple Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

Apple Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

A friend gave me this apple pear coffee cake recipe to make for a breakfast I was hosting. The pan was empty before the breakfast was over! It's one of my most-requested recipes, probably because it's a bit different. —Joanne Hoschette, Paxton, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled pear
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fold in apples and pear. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 313 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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kathylulu User ID: 4158677 256762
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"I made this recipe on Friday and it was gone by Sunday morning. My son and my husband loved this recipe. It was really moist and had lots of flavor. Plus it's easy to make. I loved the topping. Very light, not filling recipe. It's a keeper!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 256512
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

"Made exactly as directed. A very good and moist coffee cake."

norineh User ID: 7740832 46085
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"This came out fantastic. Moist and tasty."

sasha816 User ID: 7833849 53979
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Great coffee cake. Very moist"

tiffia User ID: 4043525 205387
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I followed the recipe exactly and although it tastes great, I didnt have the same crumb topping. It seems like all the crumbb toppin I sprinkled over the top sank to the bottom :-("

yuehching User ID: 224401 53975
Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"I followed the recipe as stated except used only 2 granny smith apples and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the apples. It turned out soft and delicious. The topping was a little too sweet to our tastes. Other than that, this is a great recipe."

jennybt03 User ID: 4082230 205386
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Absolutely. I was out of baking powder so i left it out. I also used 1 cup of nonfat greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It tasted much better once it cooled for a half an hour."

micemery User ID: 3537150 205385
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Very good! It was done a little earlier than the recipe said."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 87701
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"I chose to make some changes to this recipe based on comments and preference. I substituted 1 cup of wheat flour instead of 2 cups of all-purpose. I also used 1 cup buttermilk substitute instead of the 1 cup of sour cream to cut down the fat. I know it changed the composition of the coffee cake but it was still good. I also added about 1 tsp. of cinnamon to the batter with the apples and pears. I would make this again, with the substitutions used this time. It's a nice change from a plain coffee cake."

Jannene User ID: 5904193 126487
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Very good. Substituted 1/2 of the flour with whole wheat flour. Added nutmeg and used canned pears in pear juice and 1 Gala apple...very good. Definitely a keeper."

downundercanadian User ID: 4302163 90272
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"This is an absolute family favourite!! I substitute in 1 cup of whole wheat flour to make just a bit more healthy. Extremely moist and very, very yummy!!"

10sChick User ID: 4943196 205384
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"I tasted this first when a friend made it for me and I just HAD to have the recipe. It's truly the most delicious coffee cake I've ever had. I think of coffee cakes as somewhat dry and bready. Not this one. My family just attacks this when I make it. So delish!"

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