Capirotada Recipe or Mexican Bread Pudding
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 6
  • ½ loaf French bread cut into 1-inch slices
  • 14 ounces raw brown sugar
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4-5 slices of onion
  • 1 cinnamon stick (approx 5-inch)
  • 4 cloves
  • ½ cup of sliced pecans
  • ½ cup of peanuts, with no salt, peeled
  • ½ cup of raisins
  • ½ cup of grated coconut
  • ½ cup of small candy
  • ½ cup of grated Cheddar cheese.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Toast the bread slices until crispy and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan bring the water to boil.
  4. At boiling point, add the brown sugar, onion, cinnamon, and cloves.
  5. Set over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil until the mixture thickens into a syrup like texture. Allow to cool, then strain.
  6. To assemble the Mexican bread pudding use a 9 x 9-inch baking pan in order to make 2 layers of bread, syrup, peanuts, pecans, raisins, coconut, small candies, and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake in the preheated 350° F oven for about 40 minutes.
  8. Capirotada recipe is ready to enjoy with a glass of fresh milk.
Recipe by Mom's Mexican Recipes at