Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)


This capirotada, or Mexican bread pudding, features layers of nuts, cheese, dried fruit and bread drizzled with cinnamon-infused sugar syrup.

Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)
Photo: Karry Hosford
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ¼ cups packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks

  • 4 ½ cups (1/2-inch) cubed French bread (about 8 ounces)

  • ¼ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

  • Cooking spray

  • ¾ cup (3 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Combine brown sugar, water and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks.

  2. Combine bread, raisins, almonds and butter in a large bowl. Drizzle with warm sugar syrup, tossing gently to coat. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese. Cover with foil; chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°.

  4. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
9g Fat
53g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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