Warm Mexican Bread Pudding With Apples and Cream (Capirotada)

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch glass casserole.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan, add bread cubes and stir to coat evenly. Spread cubes on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, or until lightly brown and crisp.
  • Remove bread and turn oven temperature up to 400 degrees.
  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in the cinnamon and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, walnuts, cream cheese and bread cubes. Drizzle with reserved sugar syrup and mix to evenly distribute. Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Bake an additional 5 minutes, without stirring, until th top is golden brown and crusty and liquid is almost gone.
  • Serve warm with pitchers of crema or cream for adding at the table.
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