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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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 User ID: 1340117 240504
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Made with apples instead of pears; delicious!"

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 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!"

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NinaVerbeena User ID: 2694702 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."

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svetik32 User ID: 6992105 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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