Sopa (Bread Pudding)

Recipe by karen in tbay

I made this recipe Xmas 1996 and got great feedback. Taken from BHG Dec 1994. Guessing at prep time.

Top Review by Mia 3

Hmmm Karen, you sound like your from a certain place that I use to spend my teenage yrs, till I moved back to Portugal.( T.Bay Ont) As for your lovely receipe, here in Portugal we have one very similar to this one, but instead of using sugar we use honey, and in place of peanuts we use pinenuts most of the people here do this receipe around the holidays. Its very rich (my personal opinion) but very very good. Great receipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sugar in 3 qt heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over med-high heat, without stirring, till sugar starts to melt.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cook til sugar is golden brown, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Carefully add the 2 1/2 cups water (it will splatter) Return saucepan to heat.
  6. Bring to boiling, stirring to melt hardened lumps.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in margarine or butter, cinnamon, and vanilla In a 3 qt rectangular baking dish layer half of the bread cubes.
  9. Sprinkle half of the cheese and all of the raisins over bread cubes.
  10. Top with the remaining bread cubes, remaining cheese, and nuts.
  11. Pour caramelized sugar mixture over all.
  12. Bake uncovered, in a 350F oven for 30 minutes or til top is golden and syrup is absorbed.
  13. Serve Sopa warm with whipped cream.

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