Walnut Pear Sour Cream Coffee Cake


1 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ cup Butter
1/3 cup Flour
½ cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 ¾ cup Flour
¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
8 oz. Sour Cream
2 medium Pears, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice

Combine nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon-set aside.
With pastry cutter combine ¼ cup butter with
flour. Add 3/4 cup of nut mixture to butter/flour.
Set aside. (This is the streusel topping)

In mixer cream together ½ cup butter and sugar;
add vanilla; add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
In separate bowl combine 1 ¾ cup flour,
baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternately
add flour mixture and sour cream to butter/sugar/
egg mixture. In separate bowl combine pears and
lemon juice.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9″ spring-
form pan. To assemble cake make layers:
2/3 of batter; all pears; remaining nut/sugar
mixture; rest of batter; streusel topping
Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until done.
Cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove sides.
Serve warm.

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