Apple and Pear Hot Cross Bun Crumble

clock 15 minutes + 35 minutes bowl Serves 8


  • 2 hot cross buns, torn
  • 1/3 cup natural almonds
  • 75g butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 peeled, cored and chopped apples
  • 3 peeled, cored and chopped pears
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • To serve
  • Whipped cream
  • Torn mint leaves
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 6-cup baking dish.

  • 2. In a food processor, pulse hot cross buns, almonds and 25g butter together until roughly chopped. Set aside.

  • 3. In a large, heavy-based saucepan, melt remaining butter over a medium heat. Add sugar and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, until dissolved in the butter. Mix in apples and pears, then cook for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  • 4. Mix in apple juice and simmer, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until sauce boils and thickens slightly. Pour into prepared dish.

  • 5. Scatter crumble mixture over the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbles appear around the edge.

  • 6. Serve crumble topped with whipped cream and mint leaves.

  • Tip:

  • This is a great way of using up leftover or stale hot cross buns.

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