Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
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This is a traditional Mexican bread pudding served during Lent. It is commonly made with piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar).

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine water, 2 cups brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and liquid has reduced into a syrup, about 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks from syrup using a slotted spoon.

  • Spread butter onto each toasted bread slice. Make 1 layer of buttered bread in a deep casserole dish or oven-proof stockpot. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves over bread layer. Sprinkle 1/4 the raisins, 1/4 the peanuts, 1/4 the remaining brown sugar, and 1/4 the Cheddar cheese over bread layer. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Pour cinnamon syrup over entire dish; cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 49.6g; fat 29g; cholesterol 60.5mg; sodium 590.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
this is the capirotada I ate as a child .my mom made it just for holidays and we ate it all up. .thank you Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2014
this is the capirotada I ate as a child .my mom made it just for holidays and we ate it all up. .thank you Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
This is the best and most authentic capirotada recipe EVER, but I did alter it a bit to suit my family’s preferences. I added: 2 large peeled, sliced apples, golden delicious 2 cups of pitted prunes (whole) 2 cups water I also substituted coarsely chopped pecans for the peanuts. According to your family tradition, some people add bananas, coconut, pineapple, etc. My family prefers my rendition, but you can make it to suit your family’s likes/dislikes. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2021
The recipe is close to what I make but I do it a little different I don’t add the butter and I use a different mixtures of nuts depending on my mood. I also use a mixture of different dehydrated fruits as well as the raisins. I like to use is raisin bread or Cinnabon bread. Other than cinnamon I like adding nutmeg allspice and hold cloves. I’ll then take the clove and cinnamon sticks out After sun boiling then add the fruit and nuts to plump it up. Then add the bread and cheese into the pot for well make it thick And you think so that all you have to do is put it in the baking tray and bake it for a little bit and it comes out great. Read More
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