Apple Pear Coffee Cake

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Apple pear coffee cake is perfectly fluffy, delightfully sweet and loaded with chunks of apples and pears! And to top it off, it has a crunchy brown sugar and pecan topping that will make you want to come back for another piece!

Apple Pear Coffee Cake

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apple pear coffee cake in a white baking dish

 

Can you believe it’s almost fall already? I feel like I blinked, and summer was over. I am actually excited for fall because that means our new baby girl will be here soon! We are counting down the days until we become a family of four.

In the meantime, we have been enjoying a ton of apple-y things. Particularly this apple pear coffee cake. We are in love with this cake. I think of it more as a dessert and my husband likes to eat it with his morning coffee (makes sense, huh?)

 

close up of apple pear coffee cake in a white baking dish

 

This coffee cake has it all: it’s moist and fluffy, it’s not too sweet and the chunks of apples and pears running through it make all the flavors come together. My favorite part is the brown sugar and pecan topping! I’m on a sweets kick right now and this topping is so sweet and crunchy and baked to perfection. The coffee cake with the brown sugar and pecan topping work great together and balance each other out!

 

close up of apple pear coffee cake on a white plate with baking dish in the background

 

How to make this Coffee Cake

The apples: For this recipe, I used Granny Smith apples. I like the tartness of the Granny Smiths. You can also use Braeburn or Honeycrisp apples. All 3 of these types of apples will hold up well in this coffee cake.

The topping: I love the sweetness of this topping. It makes a thick layer of yumminess on the top of the cake. If you are looking for something not as sweet, you can cut the recipe for the topping in half.

The nuts: I like to use pecans for the nuts in the topping. You can really use whatever your favorite kind of nut is. Almonds would be a great choice. The topping may not get as crunchy and crispy if you use other nuts, but it will still be sweet and taste delicious!

close up of apple pear coffee cake on a white plate

Apple Pear Coffee Cake

Yield: 15 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Apple pear coffee cake is perfectly fluffy, delightfully sweet and loaded with chunks of apples and pears! And to top it off, it has a crunchy brown sugar and pecan topping that will make you want to come back for another piece!

Ingredients

For the Coffee Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter,, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large apples; peeled and diced
  • 1 pear; peeled and diced

For the topping:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
  3. In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or with a KitchenAid mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until well combined
  4. Mix in the flour mixture and sour cream, alternating between the two
  5. Fold in the apples and pears
  6. Pour the mixture into your greased pan and evenly spread it out
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients under “for the topping” until well combined
  8. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over your batter
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick is inserted into the middle and it comes out clean
  10. Enjoy!


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