Hot cross bun apple crumble

Leftover hot cross buns give the crumbly topping on this classic dessert a delicious spiced twist.

hot cross bun apple crumble

Preparation & Cooking time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: Makes 4 servings


6 Granny Smith apples sliced into thin wedges

2 stale hot cross buns (fruit or plain)

½ cup of rolled oats

½ cup of caster sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

200 gms unsalted butter

½ cup of caster sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


1 Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.


2 Tear hot cross buns into smaller pieces and blitz in a food processer for 30 seconds until resembling breadcrumbs. (See tip)


3 Add butter, oats, ½ cup of caster sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon to processed hot cross buns and blitz for a further 30 seconds until ingredients are combined.


4 Place apple slices in the base of baking dish and sprinkle over remaining sugar, cinnamon and a tsp of vanilla essence.


5 Spread hot cross bun mixture over the apple and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.


6 Serve hot with vanilla icecream or cream.


Tip: If using fresh hot cross buns, toast in the oven on a tray lined with baking paper for 4 mins before processing to remove extra moisture.