Pear Pecan Coffee Cake

¼ cup unsalted butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup cake flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup sour cream
1½ cups pears; peeled; cored; diced
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup brown sugar; firmly packed
¾ teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter; softened
½ cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in eggs, beating thoroughly.
4. Peel and chop pears and stir into mixture.
5. In another bowl combine vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and pecans and stir into creamed mixture until smooth. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch square pan.
6. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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