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Pear Coffee Cake

I first tasted a moist, delicious pear coffee cake at a bake sale. At Christmas, I bake it instead of fruitcake, adding chopped nuts and chopped red and green candied cherries—about 1/4 cup of each.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 3 cups chopped peeled pears
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream together sugar and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Bay hand, stir in coconut, dates, pears and pecans (batter will be thick). Spoon into a greased and floured fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until cake tests done. Cool on rack until cake comes away from sides of pan; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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