Hot cross bun apple crumble

Last updated: 11 December 2020
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Dietary: Vegetarian


6 Granny Smith apples sliced into thin wedges
2 stale hot cross buns (fruit or plain)
½ cup of rolled oats
1 cup of caster sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
200g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Tear hot cross buns into smaller pieces and blitz in a food processor for 30 seconds until resembling breadcrumbs. (See Tip)
  3. Add butter, oats, ½ cup of caster sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon to processed hot cross buns and blitz for a further 30 seconds until ingredients are combined.
  4. Place apple slices in the base of baking dish and sprinkle over remaining sugar, cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  5. Spread hot cross bun mixture over the apple and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with vanilla ice-cream or cream.

Tip: If using fresh hot cross buns, toast in the oven on a tray lined with baking paper for 4 minutes before processing to remove extra moisture.