I Applaud This Apple-Pear Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is a wonderful treat to take to any gathering such as a church potluck, PTA meeting, or family reunion. Everyone will appreciate the creamy flavors of sweet apples, pears, and coffee cake. Nothing beats sitting around a table with your favorite gal pals whilst sipping on coffee and eating a yummy apple pear coffee cake. My husband and I enjoy noshing on this fantastic dessert, too.

This coffee cake has such a sweet and yummy flavor. I love it!



½ cup Kerrygold unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup Domino granulated sugar

2 Eggland’s Best eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Clabber Girl baking powder

½ teaspoon Morton salt

1 cup Daisy sour cream

2 cups finely chopped peeled apples and pears (about 2 apples and 1 pear)

1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup chopped walnuts

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon McCormick cinnamon


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan; set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer, beat together ½ cup softened butter and granulated sugar until lightly and creamy. Mix in eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt alternately with the sour cream. Fold in chopped apples and pear. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, walnuts, 2 Tablespoons butter, and cinnamon until crumbly and well mixed. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 38-40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 12-15 servings.





Quick Tip: Serve this coffee cake up during a brunch get-together.


In the 60’s we had a date-nut coffee cake. So delicious! I lost my copy and have not been able to find another
recipe. I wonder if this would do it with dates and nuts in place of the apples-pears. I shall try, but at the
same time I am thinking you might have a recipe for the date nut cake. I really like some of your recipes as
they are simple yet tasty. Thank you. Ann Kovala

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