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Coffee Cake - Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

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1 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon

1/4 Cup butter
1/3 Cup all purpose flour

2 Medium pears. Peeled cored and sliced ( about 2 cups)
2 tsp lemon juice

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 eggs
1 8oz. Carton dairy sour cream
1/2 cup Almonds (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 inch springform pan or 9x9x2 inch baking pan. Combine the 1 cup nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon.

For topping, cut the 1/4 cup butter into the 1/3 cup flour to make coarse crumbs. Stir in 3/4 cups of the nut mixture. Set nut mixture and topping aside.

Toss pears with lemon juice, set aside. In a medium bowl combine the 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, soda, and salt: set aside. In a large bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to batter. Beat on low speed after each addition until combined.

Spread two thirds of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the reserved nut mixture. Layer pears over the top. Gently spread remaining batter over pears. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake 10 minutes. For a chunky top, sprinkle with 1/2 cup more nuts.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean .Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove side of springform pan, if using. Cool at least 1 hour. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.2

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