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Apple Pear Coffee Cake

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.
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. 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.

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