Caramelised pears with hot cross buns

Caramelised pears with hot cross buns
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 15 min

Hot cross buns aren’t just for Easter, as this quick pud proves.

Ingredients

  • 3 large pears
  • 40g butter plus extra to butter the buns
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 2 hot cross buns,
  • Cream or ice cream, to serve

Method

  1. Quarter and core the pears, then slice into wedges.
  2. Heat 40g butter in a pan, add the pear wedges, sprinkle with caster sugar and cook over a medium heat until they start to caramelise. Turn over and cook for a few more minutes, then divide between 4 plates.
  3. Halve 2 hot cross buns, heat another knob of butter in the pan and fry the buns in the pan juices over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 hot cross bun half to each plate and serve with cream or ice cream.

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