Hot Cross Bun Pudding
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This hot cross bun pudding is a great way to use up leftover Easter buns that might otherwise go to waste. It is simple to prepare, using everyday ingredients.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Easter
Serves: 10
  • 1 kilo apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbspns brown sugar
  • A walnut sized piece of butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 hot cross buns
  1. In a large pot add apples with a cup of water, butter and brown sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil and then cook for 20 minutes until soft but still holding their shape.
  3. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  5. Whisk eggs in a bowl until smooth.
  6. Add milk and whisk until combined.
  7. Cut buns into thick slices.
  8. Grab a slice of bun and dunk in eggy custard and then place in the baking dish.
  9. Line the baking dish with buns then add a few dollops of apple over the top
  10. add another layer of buns, followed by apple and keep layering until you have either used up your buns or have enough to feed your guests.
  11. Top with apple and pour over the remaining custard.
  12. Sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top and bake for about 40 minutes until the custard is set and the top is golden brown.
  13. Serve hot with cream or ice cream.
This makes a lot of pudding and will easily serve 10 with leftovers, simply halve the ingredients to reduce the total yield.
Recipe by she cooks, she gardens at