Mexican Capirotada: Traditional Easter Bread Pudding

Add a Mexican twist to your Easter weekend with this traditional Mexican bread pudding
Traditional Mexican Easter Bread Pudding

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Layers of bread, spiced sugar syrup, raisins, and almonds are baked together in this Mexican capirotada, which is traditionally served on Good Friday.

This recipe is courtesy of My Recipes.

6
Servings
366
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 1/2 Cups French bread, cubed
  • 1/4 Cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 Cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 Cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

Place dark brown sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks.

In a large bowl, combine bread, raisins, almonds, and butter. Pour the warm sugar syrup over the top, and gently toss everything together until the bread is well coated.

Grease an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and spoon the mixture in. Top with the grated cheese.

Cover the dish with foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

With the foil still on, bake the pudding for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the cheese is golden. Serve warm.

Mexican Shopping Tip

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Mexican Cooking Tip

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Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
35g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
56g
19%
Vitamin A
60µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.4%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
177mg
18%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
26µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
69µg
17%
Folic acid
25µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
34mg
8%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
134mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
178mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.5%
Sodium
323mg
13%
Sugars, added
29g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.6%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%