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Rooibos & Honey-Poached Pears

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

Method

To make the rooibos & honey-poached pears:

Place the 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 have the poaching liquid over the pears.

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-honey reduction.

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