Tasty ways to use up hot cross buns

Put your leftover hot cross buns to good use with Easter recipes the whole family will enjoy!

A Hot Cross Bun Easter Trifle is simple to make and a great crowd-pleaser — and a nifty way to use up leftover hot cross buns. And let's be honest, you can't go wrong with a dessert that has custard, cream, fruit and jelly. See how to make it.

Or how about Easter French Toast? These are perfect as an extra special brunch and so easy to make. Thought it was impossible to better a hot cross bun? You'll change your mind after tasting one of these treats. Serve them with banana and blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup adds a dash more decadence. Watch how to make it here.

Another great recipe for using up stale or leftover hot cross buns is Apple and Pear Hot Cross Bun Crumble. It's the time of year for cracking out the warmer recipes so this twist on a family favourite is perfect. Autumnal apples and pears get the Easter treatment with a crumble made from hot cross buns.

Last, but most certainly not least, is our Easter Hot Cross Buns Pudding. What's not to love about this? Bread and butter pudding and hot cross buns combine to make a dessert that will please the whole family. It can even be made ahead of time, covered, and kept in the fridge for up to five days.