Pear Coffee Cake with Ginger Pecan Crunch Topping

Recipe by Steve P.

Delicious coffee cake courtesy: The Inn on Sea Street, Bed and Breakfast, Hyannis, Massachusetts

Top Review by Mary Scheffert

The combination of pears, nutmeg, ginger & pecans in this recipe is incredible, and the aroma of it permeated the whole house while it was baking--it was simply wonderful. This is one of the most delicious coffee cakes I have ever tasted! I would recommend this recipe to anyone - it was very easy to make, and I will make this again...and again...and again! -M

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, sugars, salt, nutmeg and oil.
  2. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping.
  3. Add 2 cups chopped ripe pear to the rest of the above mixture.
  4. Add egg, buttermilk, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Topping: Add ginger and pecans to 1 cup of reserved mixture.
  6. Spread in greased 9" x 13" x 2" sheet pan.
  7. Sprinkle topping over top.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.

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