Monday, July 26, 2010

Pear Coffee Cake

A few years ago I came across the first food blog I started reading, Chocolate and Zucchini I have been reading it for many years, it was one of my first blog inspirations.  I have bought Clotilde’s cookbook and enjoyed many of her recipes. One of my favorites from Clotilde is Coffee Cake à l’Abricot.  This is as apricot coffee cake her mother baked for her during one of her visits.  But when I tried her recipe I tweaked it a little and used pears instead of apricots, and added cinnamon, also brown sugar and a few other changes.  It was so Delishhh that this has become our holiday or Christmas morning coffee cake tradition.  The key was that I doubled her recipe to make it more of a thicker coffee cake, the below recipe is doubled already. The bottom of the cake is dense and the top of the cake is deliciously moist, from the pear and the creamy topping. I am sure you can use any fruit you like but pear has been my favorite.


Pear Coffee Cake


4 cups ripe pears, washed and quartered
2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
a dash of salt
1 tsp baking soda
20 tbsp butter
2 tbsp milk
14 tbsp sugar
2 egg, lightly beaten


2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 egg

Finishing touch
confectioner’s sugar

Preheat the oven to 360°F and grease a 9” cake pan, preferably springform.
In a food processor, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and butter. Add in the sugar, and mix again. Add in the egg and milk, then mix again until just combined, avoid overmixing.

Pour the batter into the pan — it will be somewhat thick, so spread it around with a spatula if needed. Add the pears on top, arranging them in a pretty circular pattern.
In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche, sugar and egg, beating them with a fork, and pour this mixture evenly over the top of the cake.
Put in the oven to bake for about 60 minutes, or until golden and the pers are tender. Leave it in the turned off oven for another ten to fifteen minutes. Dust with confectioner’s sugar just before serving, warm, at room temperature or cold. 

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15 Responses to “Pear Coffee Cake”

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    Juliana — July 26, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    Wow, this pear cake looks fabulous, love the idea of the pear…fruity and healthy 🙂

    • Delishhh replied: — August 17th, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

      Juliana – Ohh my favorite. . .have to try this one.

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    Maddie — July 26, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    The crumb on this cake looks out-of-this-world. Would you, perchance, be able to ship a slice to me in Washington, D.C.? 🙂

    • Delishhh replied: — August 17th, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

      Maddie – You know i have shipped and received food over night 🙂 It is not a crazy idea. I would love to figure out how a group of us cold exhange true food once in a while. Wouldn’t that be a great idea?

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    pierre — August 1, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    i love the combination coffee pear this is great !! cheers from Paris Pierre

    • Delishhh replied: — August 17th, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

      Pierre – Always so nice to hear from you!

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    Missie — August 8, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    This look amazing!

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

      Missie, Thanks for stopping by. Hope you can come by again soon. Don’t miss out on my giveaway ending tonight!

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    Jodi — August 10, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    Love the look of these – I can just taste them!

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

      Jodi, Ohh these are soo good. If you try them out please let me know how it goes. Also don’t miss out on my giveaway ending tonight.

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    cookie — November 7, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    i’ve had some old Bosc pears hanging around my fruit bowl from my mother’s little photography project and now i know just what to do with them.

    blog love 🙂

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    Ann Conroy — October 27, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    Hi Ewa, is it really 20 tablespoons of butter? Not a misprint? Can I use sour cream instead of creme fraiche? Thanks, Ann

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