Hot Cross Bun Pudding half eaten

Hot cross bun pudding

This is a pudding. A hot cross bun pudding. The type of pudding that is sticky and sweet. It is a pudding like a Nana used to create. You need 10 minutes  and of course some Easter buns and then this hot cross bun pudding is ready for the oven.

I love hot cross buns. I love to make them, but I buy plenty too. So this is the perfect recipe for anyone who finds they have some left. If you are already sick of toasting them and eating them with butter oozing then give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Hot Cross Bun Pudding

A lusciously decadent pudding you can create with left over, day old, hot cross buns.

Course Dessert
Cuisine global
Keyword hot cross bun, pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author V B


  • 6 hot cross buns (1 or more days old)
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 3 tbsp orange syrup or orange marmalade
  • 50 g dark chocolate, grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Slice the hot cross buns into 1/3s horizontally. Line the bases of the buns into the base of a deep dish baking pan.

  2. Cover with orange sauce or marmalade. Sprinkle the grated chocolate onto the top of the marmalade. Return the bun lids to the top.

    hotcross bun pudding preparation
  3. Whisk the eggs, milk and cream together in a bowl and pour over the top of the buns

  4. Allow to rest for 30 minutes for the mixture to soak into the buns. Press down on the tops with a spatula to allow them to soak up some of the liquid.

    hot cross bun pudding mixture
  5. Heat the oven to 180C bake function. Bake the pudding uncovered in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the eggy mixture is set

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Recipe Notes

This is heavenly served warm with drizzled pouring cream

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