Apple & Pear Bun Crumble Cake

The Weekly | March 29, 2018

A creative way to make use of leftover hot cross buns (or any other buns if you prefer) is in this Apple & Pear Bun Crumble Bake – so yummy!

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins Yields: 6 Servings




2 hot cross buns, torn

⅓ cup natural almonds

25g butter

50g butter

½ cup brown sugar

4 pears, peeled, cored and chopped

1 tbsp plain flour

1 cup apple juice cream, whipped cream and micro-mint, to serve



1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a 6-cup dish.

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

3. In a large heavy-based saucepan, melt another 50g butter on medium. Add brown sugar and cook 3-4 mins, stirring, until dissolved with butter.

4. Mix in pears and cook 2-3 mins, until just tender.

5. Add plain flour and cook, stirring, 1 min.

6. Mix in apple juice and simmer, stirring, 2-3 mins until sauce boils and thickens slightly. Pour into dish.

7. Scatter crumble mixture over. Bake 20-25 mins, until golden and bubbles appear around the edge.

8. Serve the bake topped with whipped cream and micro-mint.


Photos: Rob Shaw & John Paul Urizar/

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