Cannoli French Toast

Cannoli French Toast

Cannoli French Toast

We've got your next brunch idea right here. This french toast recipe combines creamy cheeses with sweet flavors to make you feel like you're eating cannolis for breakfast. It's so good, we wouldn't blame you for having breakfast for dinner, too.

Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes

Calories per seving 340

Fat 23g

Cholesterol 170mg

Sodium 250mg

Carbohydrates 27g

Fiber 1g

Sugar 17g

Protein 9g


  • 4 slices challah (1 1/4" thick)
  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup Sunsweet® Orange Essence Amaz!n™ Prunes, chopped
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp ricotta cheese
  • Powdered Sugar, mini chocolate chips and finely grated orange zest (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F and coat bottom of a 13" x 9" baking dish with 2 Tbsp butter. Cut a large pocket in each bread slice without cutting all the way through. Stir together ricotta cheese, powdered sugar and cream cheese in a small bowl. Spread equal amounts in each bread pocket and top with equal amounts of prunes; press bread lightly to seal. Whisk together half and half, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a shallow dish. Dip each bread slice in the mixture, turning to coat both sides. Place in buttered dish, overlapping slightly so that the rounded tops are raised a bit.

Pour any remaining egg mixture over the top and drizzle with remaining butter. Let stand for 30 minutes or until egg mixture is absorbed by the bread, tiping pan occasionally. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Place on four plates and sprinkle with powdered sugar, chocolate chips and orange zest, if desired.