Capirotada (Bread Pudding)

Capirotada, or Mexican Bread Pudding, is a traditional Mexican dessert that is typically served during Lent. While there can be many variations on the Capirotada recipe, our tried-and-true, family-favorite is made with raisin bread, white bread, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, pecans and coconut.


  • 1 loaf

    cinnamon raisin bread

  • 1 loaf

    French/white bread

  • 2 cups


  • 1 can

    sweetened, condensed milk

  • 2 sticks

    butter, softened

  • 1 cup

    brown sugar

  • 4

    egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon


  • 1 teaspoon


  • 1/2 cup

    chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup

    shredded coconut

  • Chopped fruits, like pineapple and/or apples

Print Recipe



  1. Cut bread into small cubes and place in large bowl. 

  2. Add two different kinds of milk and allow to set for about 1 hour in refrigerator. 

  3. In separate container, combine butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, cinnamon, pecans and coconut (optional: fruit may be added).

  4. Add butter and sugar mixture to milk-soaked bread. 

  5. Pour mixture into greased baking pan until ½ full.

  6. Bake at 325 °F for about 1 hour or until browned.


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