Capirotada with Peanuts and Dried Cranberries Recipe

by Silvia on March 14, 2014 · 3 comments

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Capirotada with Peanuts and Dried Cranberries Recipe -

Now that Lent is in full swing, I wanted to share this recipe for Capirotada, a delicious dish my family traditionally makes at this time of year. I have no idea why we make it now, as opposed to any other time of year. Frankly, I could eat it anytime. But many other families make it at this time of year, too, so there must be a reason. Here is my interpretation which is a little less sweet than we used to make it, but I think it is scrumptious!

Capirotada with Peanuts and Cranberries ingredients -

Capirotada with Peanuts and Dried Cranberries Recipe

Serves 4-6


  • 1 sourdough baguette or 3 bolillos
  • Butter
  • 2 large piloncillos (cane sugar, ask for it at your local Mexican market) approx 6 oz
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 1/3 cup crushed dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries

Pre-heat oven to 400 F.

Cut the bread into 1 inch thick slices. Spread butter on both sides of each slice and toast them in a pan or in the oven.

Meanwhile, combine piloncillos, water and cinnamon stick and cook over medium-high heat until piloncillo is completely dissolved. Turn the heat off and let it rest for 5 minutes.

In an oven proof ceramic or glass container, layout one layer of bread. Strain the piloncillo syrup and pour over the first layer of bread. Add one third of the cheese, one third of the peanuts and one third of the dried cranberries. Add a second layer of bread and repeat with syrup, cheese, peanuts, and cranberries. Now complete with a third layer, finishing with the cranberries.

Capirotada Syrump -

Cover and bake for 10 minutes at 400 F. Yum!

Buen provecho!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

March 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm Mayito Castillo 1

Nunca la he probado, se ve tan deliciosa y facil de preparar, que me las hare, y te contare como me fue. Gracias por compartir la receta.


March 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm Stephanie Chavez 2

I have never made capirotada, but it’s on my list of to-do’s before Lent is over. My Tias use dried prunes, banana, and sometimes coconut flakes. I was also was thinking of using cranberry in mine when I do make it. Your take on it is clever. I love it!


March 10, 2015 at 9:20 am Maria Aponte 3

Hace tiempo que estoy por preparar esto. Gracias por la receta.


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