Rooibos red poached pears

Rooibos red poached pears

Pairing beautifully with a range of flavours, our award-winning Rooibos is an easy way to put an exotic twist on even the most classic desserts. With red espresso®, one shot is all you need to infuse your dessert with the essence of Rooibos.

These pears are delicious hot or cold, and could just as easily be served with brie cheese and a large glass of port-style wine, or for breakfast with Greek yoghurt.


  • 6 pears, peeled
  • 2 cups red espresso®Rooibos
  • 1 tbsp creamed honey
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise
  • Custard, to serve


    1. Prepare red espresso®ground Rooibos  as you would coffee  using your coffee appliance:
    2. Arrange the pears in a medium-sized pot. They should fit quite snugly.
    3. Pour over red espresso® Rooibos, add honey and vanilla pod.
    4. Place over medium heat and bring the red espresso® Rooibos to a gentle simmer. Reduce heat and partially cover for 10 minutes. Turn pears and cook for another 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with the blade of a knife.
    5. Serve warm or cold with custard.

      Recipe development and styling by Peta Suzanne Oshry
      Photography by Kate Cozens

      Red Espresso (Pty) Ltd. is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Nespresso.

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      Kirsty Reid

      Kirsty, Monique’s sister, joined red espresso® in 2008 after years of graphic design and art direction on glossy magazines. In addition to being an incredible design talent who has had a fundamental impact on our brand’s look and feel, she has also championed our e-Commerce and Customer Service departments alongside Monique. This has made her a very familiar face to our many customers who have come to know and enjoy their time with her over the years! Kirsty also teaches yoga and volunteers part-time at the Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary in Paarl.