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Catholic Recipe: Mexican Bread Pudding


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 slices toasted bread
  • 1 1/2 cups longhorn cheese — grated
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup pecans — chopped
  • pinch salt
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 1/2
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin: Mexico

Also Called: Capirota

Lenten Recipe served especially on days of abstinence from meat (also for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe).


Place a layer of bread in casserole, and alternate with cheese, pecans and raisins until all ingredients are used. Make at least two layers.

Dissolve brown sugar and cinnamon in water, pour over bread mixture and bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees until all liquid is absorbed (about 1 hour).

Serve hot or cold, as dessert or part of a meal.

Recipe Source: La Cucina Egeriana: Times, Tastes and Tables — A Cookbook for Feasts and Seasons by Eleanor Bernstein, et al, Editors, Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy, 1997
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