Rooibos Poached Pears

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You’ll probably see rooibos (Apparently pronounced roy-bos depending on who you ask) used here and there in chaotic fashion, mostly due to the fact I find it hard to find recipes using it in ways I can actually use myself which results in a lot of winging it. I’ve been drinking it since I started since caffeine caused me so much trouble, but I’ve grown to love it. It was better than sugar and milk loaded tea in the long run so even after I started to tolerate some caffeine I’ve still stuck with my red tea (Easier than pronouncing rooibos, eh?).


2 Pears, Peeled and Cored
300ml Water
25g Caster Sugar
3 Rooibos Teabags
1/2 Tbsp Honey
50g Blueberries, Raspberry etc


1. Add Water, Sugar, Honey and Teabags to pot, stir together and bring to the boil.

2. Add Pears and turn to medium, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until Pears are soft.

3. Remove Pears and place in bowl. Remove Teabags and disard. Add Berries of choice to pot and bring to the boil again, cook uncovered for a few minutes to reduce syrup. Serve over Poached Pears.