Easter Desserts – St Clements Hot Cross Bun Trifle

I love a good trifle. I especially love how many different flavour combinations you can have. It’s a versatile dessert that just about everyone will like. This St Clements orange hot cross bun trifle is perfect for Easter Sunday dessert.

We prefer to have individual desserts but you can adapt the recipe to make one big trifle if you prefer.

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St Clements Orange Hot Cross Bun Trifle

Serves 4


  • 4 Tesco Finest St Clements hot cross buns
  • 65g orange marmalade
  • 400g ready-made custard
  • 150ml whipping cream
  • 1 medium orange, zested and segmented
  • 3 medium oranges, segmented.


  1. Cut each hot cross bun in half lengthways and break the bottom halves into pieces.
  2. Share between 4 dessert dishes.
  3. Layer each dish with the segmented oranges.
  4. Melt the marmalade in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
  5. Mix the custard and marmalade together and share it between the 4 dishes
  6. Whisk the cream until it has soft peaks then stir in the orange zest.
  7. Share the cream between the dishes and put the top halves of the hot cross buns on each trifle.
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