Hot Cross Bun French Toast with Apple Compote
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 3-4 Servings
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 hot cross buns
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Bacon fat or canola oil for frying
  1. To make the compote, melt the butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, apple juice, and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Let cook for about 5 minutes. Add the apples and continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the apples are softer and the liquid is a little thicker.
  2. For the french toast, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Slice the hot cross buns in half. Heat a pan over medium heat and add bacon fat or canola oil for frying. Once hot, dip the hot cross buns in the whisked egg mixture then fry for a couple of minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  3. To serve, top french toast with apple compote and butter, if desired.
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