Quick Pear Kuchen

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1/2 T yeast
2 T warm water
1 t plus 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 t orange or lemon extract
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups peeled and sliced pears (or peaches or apples)

Preheat the oven to 350F. In small bowl mix yeast, warm water & 1 t sugar together & set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter & 1/2 cup sugar until light & lemon colored. Add the eggs & extract. Continue beating. Mix in the flour & the milk & beat for 3 minutes more. Add in yeast mixture.

Butter 9×13 baking dish. Spread 1/2 to 3/4 of batter into the pan. Arrange fruit slices on top. Drop the remaining dough on top of the fruit. Mix topping ingredients & sprinkle over the cake. Bake 40 minutes.

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white flour
1 t cinnamon
3 T butter
1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts but recipe called for almonds)


  1. Goat Creek Grandma says
    Thank you for the recipe. It definately sounds like something I may have to try once it gets cooler here.

    Hope all is well there.

  2. Confessions of an Overworked Mom says
    You're very welcome! It's great for dessert, snack or even breakfast LOL.

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