Overhead shot of a hot cross bun bread and butter pudding with a spoonful taken out.

Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding

This Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding is the perfect warming Easter dessert. Really simple to make using the traditional Easter Hot Cross Buns. It's also a great way to use up leftover buns, milk and cream. This Easter Pie is the tastiest end to your Easter lunch!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 490 kcal


  • 6 Hot cross buns
  • 100 g Unsalted butter Plus extra for greasing your dish
  • 200 ml Double cream
  • 250 ml Semi skim milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 50 g Caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
Metric - Imperial


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170C.

  2. Split the hot cross buns in half and butter them. Reserve 3 'tops' and chop the rest into small chunks. Put into a buttered baking dish. Add the reserved whole 'tops' on the top of the chopped pieces.

  3. Mix the cream, milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon together and pour over the hot cross buns. Allow to soak in well for about 30 minutes.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes until the egg mixture is just set and the top is golden and crispy.

Nutrition Facts
Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1070IU21%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.