Capirotada Recipe

Capirotada is a Mexican Bread Pudding. Learn how to make/prepare Capirotada by following this easy recipe.
Capirotada Recipe
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 6 cups Stale Mexican Bread (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 cup Raisins (soaked in warm water to soften)
  • 2 large Apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Queso Fresco (crumbled)
  • 2/3 cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1-1/4 cup Water
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Anise Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Sherry
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1 pinch Salt
How to make Capirotada:
  • Take butter in a large sauté pan and heat it over medium flame till it gets melted.
  • Add the bread pieces and fry them until golden.
  • Now take a small saucepan, combine water, anise seeds and cinnamon stick. Boil gently until the liquid becomes syrupy, about 6 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, pecans, raisins, zest and cheese.
  • Sprinkle cloves and cinnamon over the top of the fruit mixture and toss to incorporate. Add in bread and carefully fold all ingredients together.
  • Pour half of the bread mixture into a large, buttered baking dish and pour half of the syrup over it. Add the remaining bread mixture and the remaining syrup.
  • Bake for 35 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees.
  • Beat egg yolks until foamy and smooth. Add in milk, salt and 1/4 cup sherry.
  • Whisk until smooth. Pour over partially cooked bread and bake for another 35 minutes or until top is golden.