Walnut Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

Walnut Pear Coffee Cake Recipe
Walnut Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/3

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/3

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4

    cup cold butter, cubed

  • FILLING:

  • 2

    medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 2

    teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1/2

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract

  • 1-3/4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup (8 ounces) sour cream

  • 1/2

    cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Place flour in a small bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 3/4 cup of nut mixture; set aside for topping. Set aside remaining nut mixture for filling. In a small bowl, toss pears with lemon juice; set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Spread two-thirds of the batter into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Top with the reserved nut mixture, pears and remaining batter. Sprinkle with walnuts and reserved topping mixture. Bake at 350┬░ for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool for 1 hour before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

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