Capirotada

Capirotada created by frostingnfettuccine

This bread pudding is a Lenten tradition in my family. If you can't find piloncillo where you live (you can buy it in any grocery store in San Antonio) you can substitute 3 cups of brown sugar for the 6 piloncillos (cones of unrefined sugar). Yes, onions and cheese in bread pudding does sound strange, but you'll be surprised at the overall taste of this dish. This is down-home Tex-Mex comfort food!

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1hr 40mins
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  • Combine water, piloncillos, cinnamon sticks and green onions in large pot or dutch oven.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until the piloncillos are dissolved and the syrup is dark from the spices.
  • Taste- you may want to add additional brown sugar or spices depending on your personal tastes.
  • Remove from heat and take out onions and cinnamon sticks.
  • Toast the french bread (you can do this ahead of time or while the syrup is cooking).
  • Spread margarine liberally on both sides of toast.
  • Layer toast, cheese, raisins, and nuts in 2 9X13 pans (preferably glass), repeating until both pans are full, ending with a layer of cheese, raisins and nuts.
  • Pour the syrup over the top, dividing evenly between both pans, and making sure that all the bread is moistened.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot or cold.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
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"This bread pudding is a Lenten tradition in my family. If you can't find piloncillo where you live (you can buy it in any grocery store in San Antonio) you can substitute 3 cups of brown sugar for the 6 piloncillos (cones of unrefined sugar). Yes, onions and cheese in bread pudding does sound strange, but you'll be surprised at the overall taste of this dish. This is down-home Tex-Mex comfort food!"

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  1. Ruth E.
    Hi can not find the brown sugar type cones...so good to know that you can use 3 cups of brown sugar instead...doable!! I want to cut down on the sugar and will make 1/2 recipe...one 9x13 pan...so will use 1 cup br. sugar and 1/2 cup no calorie sugar...I am sure it will be great...and maybe a TBSP of Molasses...because that is what makes white sugar brown...Thanks looks great!!
  2. Art G.
    Nanita, your capirotada is so much like my mother's with the exception that she did not use onion. Recipes for Mexican food are as varied as there are Mexicans, many. The recipe that I use has been n with my family for more than 150 years. I really like your idea to cube the bread to toast and butter it.. Thank you for your recipe. Fantastic, Viva la Capirotada!
  3. frostingnfettuccine
    So happy I tried this dish- the unexpected mix of flavors works so well in this bread pudding! We were still picking it at long after dinner was over! Thanks for the recipe!
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