Capirotada is a Mexican Bread Pudding, which contains cheese fruit, nuts, and spices and traditionally served during the Lenten period. Capirotada like American bread puddings vary from cook to cook and region. There are even savory versions using tomatoes, onions, etc.
I learned how to make this pudding from someone very dear to me. This is his recipe. He is responsible for introducing me to Mexican and Tex/Mex food. I have been in love with Mexican food ever since.
When my kids were little they couldn't say Capirotada so I just started telling them we were having Apple-Cheese Pudding.
prep time20 Min
cook time30 Min
Ingredients For apple-cheese pudding
1-10.75 oz can
condensed, cheddar cheese soup
light brown sugar, packed
toasted bread cubes, (about 9 slices) traditionally bolillos are used but french bread or any hearty bread will work
apple, peeled and sliced, use any good cooking apple
monterey jack or cheddar cheese
How To Make apple-cheese pudding
Combine, soup, milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a large saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes. Add butter, toast, almonds, and raisins; lightly mix.
Spoon half of the soup/toast mixture in the bottom of a 1-1/2 quart casserole; top with apples, and remaining soup/toast mixture. Cover with foil.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes more until cheese is melted.
Serve warm with whipped cream.
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