Rating: 3.88 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a Mexican bread pudding made with cheese and is traditionally served during Lent. Colaciones are Mexican anise candies.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast the French bread and break it into 2 inch pieces.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • In a lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish, spread about half of bread pieces on the bottom of the dish; sprinkle with half of the raisins, nuts and cheese.

  • Repeat with a second and final layer of bread, raisins, nuts and cheese. Put anise candies on top of mixture, if desired.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir brown sugar, cinnamon and water until it forms a syrup; pour half of the syrup over bread.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes and remove from oven; pour remaining syrup over bread and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

621 calories; protein 16.7g; carbohydrates 85.5g; fat 25.9g; cholesterol 39.7mg; sodium 470.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
I remember helping my mother make this when I was a kid. I loved it then and really enjoyed it now. I didn't have a recipe for it so thank you for sharing! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
I remember helping my mother make this when I was a kid. I loved it then and really enjoyed it now. I didn't have a recipe for it so thank you for sharing! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2005
I also remember my grandmother making Capirotoda for Easter. Lent, mainly on Fridays. I loved it at a small age and I will love it for the rest of my life. I wish I could cook it like grandma though. This has been around our family ever since I can remember. Gotta love those Family traditions. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2016
First time ever making Capirotada and it came out pretty good. I used piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar) for a more authentic taste. I poured the syrup over the bread and let it sit for a few minutes. I used Oaxaca Cheese which is very similar to Mozzarella and I omitted the anise candies since I don't care for them. Next time I think I will try it with sharp cheddar. Good recipe thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2019
Very easy and yummy! I did make some adjustments after making it one time. I felt it was a little too dry for my liking so I almost used 2 1/2 cups brown sugar & 2 1/2 cups water. It made it more of a bread pudding texture a lot more moist. I didn t have French bread so I used sliced white bread and it worked out fine. I also used crushed almonds for the nuts. My husband loved this recipe and I will definitely make it again! Read More