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Spiced Cherry French Toasts With Crispy Prosciutto

  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 6-8
Spiced Cherry French Toasts With Crispy Prosciutto

This is a great way to turn simple French Toast into a very rather special meal.


  • 300 gram packet frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Kirsch or use vodka
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or cornflour
  • 2 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 loaf French bread or use a loaf of sour dough
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 8 slices prosciutto


  1. In a saucepan gently heat the frozen cherries with cinnamon, honey and Kirsch or vodka until thawed and hot; do not boil. Dissolve the arrowroot or cornflour in cold water and stir into the cherries, stirring gently over a low heat until thickened. Set aside.
  2. Cut the bread diagonally into 2cm thick slices. In a shallow bowl beat the eggs, cream and milk together with a whisk and season with salt and pepper. Dip both the sides of each bread slice into the egg mixture. Heat a little butter in a pan and cook the French toast, turning once until golden on both sides. Keep warm in at 120 degrees Celsius oven while you cook the remaining French toast.
  3. Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the prosciutto until crispy. Serve the French Toast with warm spiced cherries and topped with crispy prosciutto.

Cooks Tips

For richer French Toast, use 1/2 cup cream, omitting the milk.

In place of prosciutto, use pancetta or bacon.

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