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Pear Walnut Coffee Cake


Great for breakfast or anytime with a hot cup of java.













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 cup walnuts
cup brown sugar, light
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup butter
cut into cubes
cup all-purpose flour
2 medium pears
peeled, cored and sliced (about 2 cups)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
granulated white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
8 ounces sour cream
½ cup walnuts
chopped (optional, for top)


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Grease a 9-inch springform pan or 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Combine the 1 cup chopped nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. FOR TOPPING: Cut the ¼ cup of cubed butter into ⅓ cup flour to make coarse crumbs. Stir in ¾ cup nut mixture. Set nut mixture and topping aside.

Toss pears with lemon juice; set aside. In medium bowl, combine the 1 ¾ cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat ½ cup softened butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in the granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to batter. Beat on low speed after each addition until combined.

Spread two-thirds of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved nut mixture. Layer pears over top. Gently spread remaining batter over pears. Sprinkle with reserved topping.

Bake 10 minutes. For a chunky top, sprinkle with ½ cup more chopped nuts. Bake 45 to 50 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove side of springform pan, if using. Cool at least one hour.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Just put the cake in the oven, smells good. Will let you know the final result, I bet it will taste divine. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe :-)

over 10 years ago


Your photos look great, definitely looks a lot more buttery and fluffy than mine. I guess when you want a healthier version, a lot of times you just have to do some sacrifice :-)

about 10 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 127g (4.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 41256% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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