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Love your leftovers… fruit bowl buns recipe

Love your leftovers… fruit bowl buns recipe

These will make use of any slightly soft fruits from the fruit bowl, such as apples, pears but experiment with other fruits such as rhubarb, plums, cherries or blackberries, raspberries or strawberries. View the full recipe at Love Food Hate Waste.

What you need

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min

Makes 12 buns

  • 175g soft butter or margarine
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 50g coconut or ground almond
  • 2 grated apples or other fruit (roughly chop if soft fruit)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Icing sugar to dust


  1. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth. Gradually add the eggs beating between each addition.
  2. Sieve the flour and fold into the mixture with the coconut or ground almonds, orange zest and chopped fruit.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) gas mark 4. Put the sweetie paper cups into a ‘cocktail’ tin. Fill them two-thirds full with the cake mixture. Place a few chopped fruits on the top. Dust with icing sugar and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Put onto a wire rack to cool.