Traditional American Apple Betty made with leftover hot cross bun crumbs.

  • Serves: 8 people
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 65 minutes
    • British
    • Vegetarian

    Hot Cross Bun Apple Betty

    Recipe Information

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    1 x pack 4 British Bramley Apples
    200g Hot Cross Bun breadcrumbs 
    50g unsalted butter
    130g caster sugar – plus a little extra to sprinkle 
    1 x lemon 
    1. Melt the butter in a wok add the breadcrumbs and cook till slightly crisp 
    2. Juice the lemon 
    3. Put the lemon and the caster sugar into a large bowl
    4. Peel, core and quarter the apples and then slice thinly
    5. Add the apple slices to the sugar and lemon and gently mix to coat the apples 
    6. In a deep oven proof dish put in a third of the breadcrumbs
    7. Put half of the apples on top
    8. Then top these with another third of the breadcrumbs 
    9. Put the remaining apple slices on top 
    10. Then sprinkle over the last of the breadcrumbs 
    11. Sprinkle with a little caster sugar 
    12. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 60 minutes
    13. Remove the foil and bake for a further 5 minutes to crisp the top 
    14. Great served hot or cold with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream 

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