Spiced Pear Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

On this chilly November day, I give you a tender, richly spiced coffee cake adorned with pears and a buttery, cinnamon-laced streusel that sinks right in to make a deliciously mottled, caramelized topping.

I love casual cakes that can be sliced right in the pan, and are totally charming in their imperfection. I didn’t even peel the pears. And their arrangement is decidedly haphazard – I like to call it “rustic”. But you know what? A gooey, cratered, toffee streusel makes everything in the world undeniably beautiful.

It’s like a hug from your mom: comforting, warm, home-y.

Perfect to snuggle up with in front of a fire. Or to enjoy with friends a on a rainy day.

And perfect with a hot cup of tea.

Which, incidentally, is not a coincidence – I actually created this recipe as a delicious pairing for Tetley tea in collaboration with Good Housekeeping magazine. I’d be oh so very happy if you went see my article, here, and left a comment!

Hope you’re staying warm and cozy – we’re having a real cold snap in the Pacific Northwest. And I’m loving it! 🙂

Spiced Pear Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 servings


  • Visit Good Housekeeping for the instructions!

Last Updated on November 18, 2014 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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