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Vanilla Rooibos Honey Poached Pears

Rooibos & Honey-Poached Pears Recipe

Delicately poached pears with a honeyed reduction, and cardamom cream.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 8

For the rooibos & honey-poached pears:

For the cardamom cream:

  • 250ml double cream
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom



    To make the poached pears

    Place the Dragonfly Tea Vanilla Rooibos teabags, water and honey in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Then add the pears and bring the liquor back up to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for approx. 60 minutes, or until the pears are soft but still firm.

    Remove the pears from the pan and pour half the poaching liquid over them to keep them moist.

    Bring the remaining liquid back to the boil, remove the teabags then add the sugar and boil until the liquid is reduced to a syrup. Set aside.

    To make the cardamom cream

    Whisk the cream and cardamom together until thick.

    To serve

    Place one pear in a bowl, top with a dollop of cardamom cream and a drizzle of the rooibos reduction.

    Recipe adapted from A Touch of Rooibos published by Rooibos Ltd.

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