French Toast with Sweet Ricotta and Fresh Fruits

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French Toast with Sweet Ricotta and Fresh Fruits  - Easy french toast made with baguette and topped with fresh fruits and sweet ricotta cheese! It’s the perfect summer brunch french toast that everyone will adore. This beautiful and delicious french toast will be a great start to your fourth of July celebration!



For sweet ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 lemon zest (optional but highly recommended)

For French Toast

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • Half of the baguette, cut into a 1-inch thickness
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk of your choice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Fresh strawberry
  • Fresh blueberry
  • Maple syrup (for serving, optional)


  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon zest, if using. Transfer them into a piping bag or zip lock bag so you can use it as a piping bag. Set aside.
  2. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, and sugar until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Coat the baguette in the egg mixture and let it soak for a couple of minutes. 
  4. In a large non-stick skillet, melt about 1/2 tablespoon of butter on low-medium heat. Add the baguette that has been soaked in the egg mixture. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Repeat until all the toasts are cooked.
  5. On a plate, place 2 to 3 pieces of french toasts. Add as much sweet ricotta cheese mixture and fresh fruits as you'd like. Drizzle with maple syrup (if using) and serve right away.


  • The lemon zest in the sweet ricotta cheese mixture is optional but the zest brings out the brightness of the fruits so it's highly recommended. 
  • You don't have to use strawberry and blueberry for this recipe. I used these fruits for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration but you can use any fruits you'd like. 
  • This recipe serves 3 to 4 people. You can double the recipe for the larger crowd. 

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