Apricot Cherry French Toast

Cherries and apricots are stewed with honey and lemon juice to enhance the fruit’s sweet-sour contrast. French toast infused with almond makes the perfect base to feature the cherry apricot compote’s complex flavor. This recipe comes to us from Colleen of Foodie Tots.

Serves 4

For the apricot cherry compote:

  • 4 apricots, diced
    1 cup sweet cherries, pitted and halved
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the almond French toast:

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices day old whole-wheat bread
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    a pinch of ground nutmeg
    a little butter or nonstick cooking spray, for the skillet
    1 ½ cups whole milk

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the apricots for 2-4 minutes, or until lightly browned on one side.

Turn heat down to low and add the cherries, honey, lemon juice and nutmeg to the saucepan. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the fruit is warmed through and the apricots are soft.
Whisk the eggs together in a long, shallow baking dish until they are light and fluffy. Whisk in the milk, almond extract, vanilla extract and nutmeg.

Prepare a skillet with a light coating of butter or cooking spray and place over medium heat. Dunk the slices of bread in the egg mixture, one at a time, letting them soak for a minute or so. Cook each piece of toast for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the toast turns golden.

Top the almond French toast with apricot cherry compote and enjoy.


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Nutrition Information

Apricot Cherry French Toast

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  302.9

Calories from Fat:  69

Total Fat:  7.7g

Saturated Fat:  2.2g

Cholesterol:  213.3mg

Sodium:  413.5mg

Potassium:  540.8mg

Carbohydrates:  45.1g

Dietary Fiber:  5.3g

Protein:  15.7g

Sugars:  12.6g

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