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“This is a cute way to prank your family on April Fool's Day - it looks like a sunny side up egg on top of toast, but it is really an ice cream sundae. This calls for pre-packaged French toast slices - but you can also use your own homemade French toast or just use sweet cinnamon raisin bread, toasted. Just be sure to allow the toast to cool enough to not melt your ice cream (I got impatient when making these as you can see from melting ice cream in the photo). Also, although the original version calls for peach halves, I think apricot halves would be better, as they are closer to a yolk size.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices cinnamon flavor frozen French toast
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 (16 ounce) can canned peach halves (reserving syrup) or 1 (16 ounce) can apricot halves in light syrup (reserving syrup)
  • cinnamon sugar, to taste
  • maple syrup (optional)


  1. Toast french toast slices according to package directions (you may also use your own leftover slices of French toast).
  2. Let cool, then set onto 4 serving plates.
  3. Scoop out 4 ovals of ice cream using an ice cream spade or a large serving spoon (to achieve a flatter, more oval shape) and set them on top of each piece of toast.
  4. Use the back of a spoon to press a hollow into the center of each scoop of ice cream.
  5. Set a peach half into each hollow, rounded sides up -- to look like the yolks of fried eggs.
  6. Pour the syrup (either the reserved syrup from the fruit or maple syrup) into a small pitcher and serve on the side as "syrup" and garnish each portion with cinnamon sugar. If you really want to be sneaky, put some cinnamon in a clean pepper shaker and sugar in the salt shaker.

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