Pear Walnut Crumb Cake

Pear Walnut Crumb Cake

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes


24 people
Pear Walnut Crumb Cake

This exceptionally moist cake is perfect for holiday brunch. It features some delightful wintertime flavors.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
  • Cake:
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 large ripe pears, peeled and coarsely chopped


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Crumb Topping, mix walnuts, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 2 For the Cake, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and sour cream on low speed just until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended. Stir in pears. Spread evenly in greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with Crumb Topping.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until cake pulls away from sides of pan and topping is browned. Cool in pan on wire rack.


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