Austrian Apple-Pear Coffee Cake

“I found this in a gourmet cooking magazine along with an article about the local fellow the recipe came from. Later I found the recipe in the cookbook, “Best Cooks of Santa Cruz County.” – Jean Hansen

“This travels well to potlucks and gets rave reviews.” – Calla Ferre

Austrian Apple-Pear Coffee Cake

Course: Coffee Cakes
Cuisine: Austrian


  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Dairy Sour Cream
  • 2 Apples And 1 Pear Finely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Grease a 13×9 inch pan.
  • Cream 1/2 cup butter and granulated sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt alternately with sour cream. Fold in apple and pear. Spread batter in pan.
  • Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle evenly over batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until wooden pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes.

Recipe – Jean Hansen