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Pear and Apple Coffee Cake

The mix of apples, pears and sour cream in this tender coffee cake gives it an incredibly moist and appealing texture. —Debbie Vanni, Libertyville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Fold in apple and pear. Transfer to prepared pan.
  • For topping, combine brown sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the cinnamon in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 395 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Karen
    Dec 22, 2019

    oops- forgot to do stars with my review- Karen

  • Bugsli
    Dec 3, 2018

    I made this this morning - this is great!!! Tender and not dry and the fruit, when it bakes, almost melts into the cake. It is similar to another Apple pear coffee cake but uses 2 tsp less baking powder. The only thing I did differently is with the topping. I was in a hurry so I melted the 2 TBSP of butter instead of cutting it in and I added a fresh grating of nutmeg because I love nutmeg. PERFECT!!!!!