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This is apple season, and I have a great recipe for you. It is just right for this holiday season when you have family or company visiting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it is oh so good.

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake
Cake Batter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsps vanilla extract
4 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced

Topping
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)

Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 9×130-inch baking pan. Whisk together first 6 dry ingredients for cake batter. Stir in melted butter, sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Sprinkle apples on top of batter. Stir together all topping ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle on top of apples. Bake for 40-45 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Can be served cold or warmed up with a dollop of ice cream.

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