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Sour Cream And Pear Coffee Cake Recipe

Sour Cream And Pear Coffee Cake
Posted by Jerseygirl Fri, 6 Aug 2004, at 1:54 p.m.
 Source: Land O' Lakes
Sliced pears arranged in pinwheel fashion top this eye-catching coffee cake.

Coffee Cake:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Sour Cream
2 large eggs
2 pears, unpeeled, sliced 1/4-inch*
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar, if desired

Topping Ingredients:
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Sour Cream
2 tablespoons sugar

Heat oven to 350ºF. Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

Combine 1 cup sour cream and eggs in medium bowl; beat with wire whisk until smooth. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
Spread into greased 9-inch springform pan, pie pan or round cake pan. Arrange pear slices in pinwheel fashion on top of batter; sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, stir together 1 cup sour cream and 2 tablespoons sugar in small bowl. Serve as topping with warm coffee cake.

Makes 12 servings.

*Substitute 1 (16-ounce) can pear slices in light syrup, drained.

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