The Best Hot Cross Buns Recipes

Everyone’s favorite Easter treat is hot cross buns! You can’t go wrong with our basic hot cross bun recipe, toasted and smeared in butter, but we have plenty of suggestions if you want something different. There are plenty of ways to celebrate this crowd-pleasing Easter dish, including hot cross scones, an orange hot cross bun loaf, spiced fudge, fudgy brownies, and more.

What are Hot Cross Buns?
Hot cross buns have a long and illustrious history that dates back to the 12th century. They’re yeasted sweet buns with spices and various fruits like currants, raisins, and candied citrus.