Pears Poached in Cranberries with Salted Sour Cream
Hi, friends! Happy Leap Year Day! It’s always so weird to me when there’s a February 29th. It’s kind of a bummer too because March is the lead into spring for me with all kinds of things to look forward to. Having an extra day of February is just dragging out the winter blues!
At least today it looks like spring here in Charlotte, so that’s a positive thing for a Monday! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it’s supposed to get up to the high 60’s. Thank goodness!
Even though it looks like spring and sunshine here, the produce department is still stocked with winter items, so I thought I’d share these pears poached in cranberries with salted sour cream while it’s still technically winter. I made these several weeks ago and there were still fresh cranberries available at the Publix. If you can’t find them anymore, just use frozen ones and give thanks that it means spring is almost here.
And enjoy the pretty pink and red colors because I have a feeling that starting tomorrow we are going to be seeing a lot of green!
Have a fantastic week!
Adapted (slightly) from Martha
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Leap year is always weird, as I was scheduling my post for today I kept thinking “February 29th just seems all sorts of wrong”… and I feel bad for anyone unfortunate enough to be born on leap year day. Bummer. LOVE these pears, Rach! Pink is my favorite color, so you totally had me there, but these look seriously delicious!! Never had salted sour cream before, and obviously I need to correct that immediately! Cheers, doll – to a beautiful day.. and OMG, this weather is everything! N to the C loving! 😉 xo
Okay – you and Chey need to send a little of that sunshine my way! Our temps are rising – which is fabuloso but I need sun. And I need it now. Until then – I’ll enjoy the sweet pink color of these gorgeous pears! So pretty and I know so delicious!
Linda @ Veganosity
YUM! I love poached pears. They’re so simple, yet so elegant.
It’s been mild in Chicago too, although tonight we’re under a winter storm warning. More snow. 🙁 Enjoy living in the South you lucky lady.
Oh dear! I hope it isn’t too bad up there! Your are always welcome to visit! 🙂 P.S. Be sure to bring the Breakfast King! 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
These poached pear are stunning! I love the color they get from being poached in cranberries- and the tart sweet flavor must be out of this world 🙂
Thanks for your kind words, Medha!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Wow, looks beautiful Rachelle! Poached pears are always so delicious! Love it with the cranberries and that salted sour cream!
Thanks so much, Mary Ann!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Poached pears are one of my favorites! I always cook them in a spiced red wine mixture so very happy (and surprised) to see a non-boozy version from you. What’s going on over there? Is everything okay? lol!
Also, you are so fancy with the salted sour cream. I didn’t even know that was a thing but now that I do know, I’ll be making it all the time. Yummy 🙂
We’re ok! LOL! I’d love to try your spiced red wine shenanigans! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali
I know feb 29th just feels weird! However the poached pears are beautiful Rachelle!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I heard on the news this morning that some people have “leap envy”….wishing they were born on leap year! Hey, every birthday would be a HUGE celebration! I love these pears…I need to start eating more fruit for dessert and a little less chocolate!
Gah! You and me both girl! Less chocolate and more fruit should be my motto!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
These poached pears look absolutely stunning, Rachelle! Cranberries and that salted sour cream addition sounds so good!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
What a beautiful Spring inspired dessert! I have only ever had a poached pear once in a restaurant, but this one with cranberry sounds a lot nicer.
Yay for it nearly being Spring – it can’t come quick enough.
I know that’s right, girl! Bring spring!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I wish I had your spring weather! Although it was 60 here last weekend and will be next week too. I’m in awe of these pretty pears! I’ve never had a poached pear before, or even seen one quite like this. So creative! I love the salted sour cream, too. Delish!
Hey! 60 is better than 40! 🙂
David @ Spiced
Haha…you are totally right that we’ll be seeing a lot of green soon. That makes these poached pears even more attractive! Great recipe…I’m loving the pear + cranberry combination. And I’m also jealous at your weather. Send some up here? Along with a pear or two?
Warm weather, sunshine, and all things green coming your way!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
Completely love these poached pears! I’ve never had one before but it sounds delightful with cranberries and salted sour cream.
How beautiful! This is just really gorgeous. And that pink color really is fantastic. This would be a real stunner at a party.
Pink makes everything look awesome!
Dawn at Girl Heart Food
These look so pretty! Can’t wait to try…and the salted sour cream sounds delish 🙂
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
Pears are one of my very favorite fruits and they looks so gorgeous dressed in that pretty pink color! And the salted sour cream sounds totally amazing! Isn’t this just the best time of year?! Those first few warm and sunny days after months of grey-cold, are always so fantastic!
A bit of sunshine in any form is always welcome at the end of winter! 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita
These poached pears are so beautiful – I love that they’re pink from the cranberries! Such a yummy dessert to take advantage of the end of winter 🙂
Ya just gotta love pink! Thanks, Rachel!
rachel @the dessert chronicles
These look so fancy and delicious. I never cook with pears and you have totally inspired me to!
Awesome! Thanks, Rachel!
Shikha @ Shikha la mode
Loving all the pink!!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
The color on those poached pears is just too dang pretty! What a creative and fancy dessert!
Pink is the best!
Beverley @ BORNTOSWEAT
mmm these are so crazy looking haha! i think i would love this as a dessert. i dont eat pears enough
Aren’t they? LOL! Dude. Did you re-brand?
Thao @ In Good Flavor
So pretty! I love the color of the poached pears, and salted sour cream is so creative. I hope your warm weather keeps up!
Thanks, Thao! I hope so too!
These poached pears are so pretty! I love the cranberries and the addition of sour cream sounds fantastic!