Ricotta Bread

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Ricotta Bread is moist and tender, very easy to make, and loaded with sweet cherries and topped with a lemon glaze.

We love making moist and delicious breads. We have a collection of them, and among our most popular once are Chocolate Banana Bread, Blueberry Banana Bread and  Pumpkin Bread.

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Ricotta Bread

Ricotta Bread is so amazing and its also very easy to make. Loaded with sweet cherries, lots of coconut for a fun, tropical twist. The Ricotta Bread is topped with a lemony glaze for a refreshing finish. The bread is so moist and perfect, with a tender crumb, that just melts in your mouth. Really, with just a few ingredients you can make this beauty and have something on hand for a delightful coffee or tea pairing. I added cherries since they are in season now, but you can switch them for blueberries or blackberries.

If you want to make a raspberry version, that will probably look adorably pink. Make sure you use fresh raspberries, because the frozen ones will add way too much moisture. If you want to use frozen cherries (like I did), or frozen blueberries, make sure you thaw them in advance and drain all the water. I left mine in a colander for a few hours and after that used paper towels to drain any leftover water excess. The ricotta bread is pretty moist, soft and tender by itself, so you don’t need the fruit to add much more moisture.

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Ricotta Bread

Why You’ll Love This Ricotta Bread:

  • It is rich and flavorful, this is a show stopper dessert.
  • Tender and buttery, the bread melts in your mouth.
  • Easy to find ingredients and minimum prep work and dishes to clean.
  • Perfect for brunch parties and for bigger crowds.
  • Easy to transport if you have to take it to a brunch party.
  • Can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last minute dessert.

Ricotta bread

How Long Will Ricotta Bread Stay Fresh?

The Ricotta Bread can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 4-5 days.

Can You Freeze This Ricotta Bread?

Absolutely! Cool the bread completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost before slicing.

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5 from 5 reviews

Ricotta Bread

Ricotta Bread is moist and tender, very easy to make, and loaded with sweet cherries and topped with a lemon glaze.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 12 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 20 mins




Nutrition information

Calories: 386 Carbohydrates: 49 Protein: 7 Fat: 18 Saturated Fat: 6 Cholesterol: 65 Sodium: 139 Potassium: 209 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 27 Vitamin A: 170 Vitamin C: 1.1 Calcium: 100 Iron: 1.9
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Carrie Robinson

I just love baking with ricotta! It makes everything so moist. This bread looks perfect. :)



Thank you so much for sharing I will be making it this weekend!


Dorothy Reinhold

Being home this much has reminded me that I love to bake! This is a bread I've never made. Can't wait to give it a shot!


katerina @ diethood.com

Oh my, this sounds absolutely amaazing!! I will be trying this very soon!



Such a fantastic bread recipe! My family loved it!



This is totally irresistible! My family will surely enjoy!


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