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Apple Pear Coffee Cake


  • 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 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.85
  • Dianne
    Jan 2, 2020
    Excellent recipe! I needed to use up my pears from the holiday and this fit the bill. I used all pears, no apples. So delicious, so moist -- it's a keeper! My husband loves it and he's not big on sweets. You won't be disappointed. Happy 2020!
  • bernerlover
    Nov 10, 2019
    this was really good. I made a couple minor changes-used 1 cup pear and 1 cup apple and added some cinnamon and nutmeg to the cake. It turned out great-thanks for sharing the recipe
  • Anita
    Feb 17, 2019
    This recipe is absolutely delicious. This will be my go-to coffee cake recipe for ever. YUM YUM
  • homemadewithlove
    Nov 6, 2018
    Moist and delicious! One of the best recipes I have made. Even made with gluten free flour with excellent results.
  • bwilkin
    Dec 14, 2017

    This coffee cake is wonderful. Very moist, great flavor. I did find it too sweet the first time I made it so I cut back on the topping quite a bit and it still tasted very good. Nice change from a traditional coffee cake. Thank you for sharing.

  • BeckyinVA
    Oct 19, 2017

    This coffee cake is delicious! This cake is super moist and full of flavor. It is the best coffee cake I've ever made. I took it to work and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. This recipe will be my go too for coffee cakes!!

  • marcibanes
    Dec 31, 1969

    This is an excellent coffee cake recipe. It turned out super moist and delicious. I will definitely make it again.

  • kathylulu
    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
    Nov 7, 2016

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

  • norineh
    Nov 23, 2014

    This came out fantastic. Moist and tasty.

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