Tasty Ways to Use Up Hot Cross Buns

Everyone loves a hot cross bun in the lead up to Easter, over the long weekend and in the days following, but there will always be leftover buns. We have some clever and tasty ways to make sure you use them up.

You can start the day with French Toast Hot Cross Buns with Caramelised Pears perfect for brunch on the long weekend. It works best with those buns that have gone at little stale and is an ideal recipe for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast or brunch.

Another tasty recipe for using up stale or leftover buns is Easter Bun and Apple Bake, perfect for that time of year when we start looking for warmer recipes. With just 15 minutes of preparation and 35 minutes of baking needed, it’s one dish that can be on dessert plates in very little time. Check out how to make it here.

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

Last but not least is the Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwich, a sweet treat that will please both kids and adults, saving any hot cross buns from going to waste.

From breakfast, brunch, lunch and dessert, these recipes will help put those leftover hot cross buns to good use.