Recipe by Nanita
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • 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.