This Rooibos And Apricot Baked Pears Recipe Is Packed With Antioxidants

Youth-boosting dessert (or breakfast!)


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Youth-boosting dessert (or breakfast!)

We love it when a crazy-tasty recipe is also good for us. Rooibos really is a health hero! It improves insulin sensitivity, reduces the risk of developing type-2 diabetes (and associated cardiovascular disease), helps maintain healthy blood pressure and prevents blood cots.

Soothing, healing and full of youth-preserving antioxidants, rooibos teams up with another SA favourite – apricot jam – to lend colour, flavour and extra goodness to baked pears. Serve them as a wholesome dessert or have them for breakfast with low-fat plain yoghurt and granola.

What You Need

2 pears
1 cup hot strong rooibos tea
½ cup apricot jam
1 small vanilla pod

Method

1/ Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2/ Add the apricot jam and tea to a baking dish and stir until well combined. Scrape the vanilla seeds out of the pod and add both seeds and pod to the baking dish.
3/ Peel and halve the pears and arrange cut-side down in the baking tray.
4/ Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, turn the pears and bake for another 20 minutes.
5/ Serve warm.

Serves 2. Per 348g serving: 1 170kJ, 0g fat (0g sat), 75g carbs, 35mg sodium, 6g fibre, 1g protein

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