This is a traditional Mexican bread pudding served during Lent. It is commonly made with piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar).

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
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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

489.6 calories; 11 g protein; 49.6 g carbohydrates; 60.5 mg cholesterol; 590.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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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
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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
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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
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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
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