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Any Fruit Coffee Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Any Fruit Coffee Cake, by , is from Preserving The Elders Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Pat Joyce
Added: Monday, June 15, 2009


4 c. chopped apples, apricots, peaches or whole
1 c. water
2 tbs. lemon juice
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. cornstarch
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground mace
1 c. butter or margarine
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

In a saucepan combine choice of fruit and water. Simmer, covered about 5 minutes or till fruit is tender. Stir in lemon juice. Mix the 1 1/4 c. sugar and cornstarch; stir into fruit mixture. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cool,

In a mixing bowl stir together the 3 c. flour, 1 c. sugar, baking powder, salt cinnamon and mace. cut in the 1 c. butter till mixture resembles fine crumbs. Combine eggs, milk and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, mixing till blended. Spread half of the batter in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch or 2 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pans.

Spread the cooled fruit mixture over the batter. Spoon the remaining batter in small mounds over the fruit mixture, spreading out as much as possible. Combine the 1/2 c. sugar and 1.2 c. flour; cut in the 1/4 c. butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle nut mixture over batter in pan. Bake in a 350' oven 45 -50 minutes for 9 x 13 pan or 40 - 45 minutes for 8 x 8 pan, or until cake tests done.




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