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Italian Fruit Toast


Italian Fruit Toast

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

6 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 8 angled slices of ciabatta (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar (plus 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups mixed fresh berries or fruit of your choice
  • honey (to drizzle)
  • flake salt (to sprinkle)


  1. Originally seen on Giada In Italy. Season 2, Episode 1: When In Florence.
  2. Brush both sides of each piece of bread with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with 1/4 cup sugar rubbing it gently in. Preheat a large skillet over over medium heat. Place the sugared bread in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and caramelized on both sides. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta, remaining sugar and vanilla with a rubber spatula. Divide evenly among the caramelized toast and spread evenly. Top with the fruit and the toppings.
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