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Polish Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Polish Pear Coffee Cake is from The Ultimate Donovan Family Reunion Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
2 cups apples and pears diced
1 cup brown sugar (1/2 cup is enough)
1/2 cup nuts (1/8 cup is enough)
2 T butter ( 1 T is enough)
1 tsp cinnamon (1/2 tsp is enough))

Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well, stir in dry ingredients alternately with sour cream. Fold in apples and pears, pour into a 9x13 pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on cake. Bake 45 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is originally Sig Donahue's (Siggie on the card) The comments under ingredients were Gram's editorial comments since she rarely followed a recipe to the letter!!!




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