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Pear Coffee Cake

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"I first tasted a moist, delicious pear coffee cake at a bake sale. At Christmas, I bake it instead of fruitcake, adding chopped nuts and chopped red and green candied cherries--about 1/4 cup of each."
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Bay hand, stir in coconut, dates, pears and pecans (batter will be thick). Spoon into a greased and floured fluted tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until cake tests done. Cool on rack until cake comes away from sides of pan; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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I made this recipe as directed except that I substituted one cup of applesauce for one cup of the oil. The cake was very moist and good. My husband says it is one of the best I"ve ever made. I ...

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OK. After reading several review I used unsweetened coconut and left out the dates. I put my 'cake' aka pear bread, in a large loaf pan, and some in a small loaf pan. I left about an inch of spa...

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I made this recipe as directed except that I substituted one cup of applesauce for one cup of the oil. The cake was very moist and good. My husband says it is one of the best I"ve ever made. I ...

Wow! I love this cake!! I was a little uneasy at first when the batter came out really thick, but after it came out of the oven and pan, it was amazing!!! I left out the dates and held back a li...

Although I made a few changes to make this recipe suit my taste I think it is great! The only major things I might caution against are: if you use the recommended amount of sugar and coconut thi...

I made this last night to bring to a birthday breakfast at work today. Everyone raved about it. So moist ! I used pears I had frozen and cut back a fourth cup of oil. Sprinkled with powdered sug...

This is very good! I had over ripe pears to use up and chopped them into small pieces. Used 1 1/4 cups oil, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup Splenda. Skipped the dates (don't like them). I baked in 4 ...

Well, let me start off by saying that this is really not a coffee cake. It is a very dense, very moist bread. While still warm, the flavor seemed to need more spices. It seemed to need less p...

Made recipe according to directions...didn't have dates/coconut/pecans. Cubed than mashed over ripe pears. Made muffins. family loved it.

OMG- this is delicious! I used 1 cup white sugar plus 2/3 cup of Splenda then used 1 cup sugar-free applesauce (sweetened with Splenda) plus 1/2 cup oil. I doubled the cinnamon, used walnuts (no...

I used canned pears, apple sauce instead of vegetable oil, half brown sugar & half regular sugar. Didn't have any dates, so used dried cranberries instead. Baked it at 325 degrees for 40 minut...