Tres Leches Capirotada

Get ready to swoon over the Tres Leches Capirotada Dessert, a heavenly mix of bread pudding and moist cake! Each mouthful is a gentle symphony of sweetness, making it a dessert to remember! And for an extra kick, serve it warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's a match made in dessert heaven!

Tres Leches Capirtoda on blue plate
Introducing Capirotada: A Delicious Mexican Dessert Perfect for Lent 

Capirotada is a traditional Mexican dessert typically enjoyed during the Lent season. It's a sweet treat you won't want to miss! Why not spice up the classic recipe with this unique twist: the tres leches capirotada recipe.

This version of capirotada is made with three different types of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk. The result is a rich and creamy texture that perfectly complements the layers of bread, nuts, and fruits.

How to Make Tres Leches Capirotada

In a medium bowl, place melted butter, and bread cubes and toss them together. Place on a baking sheet in a preheated oven of 350°F.  Bake 12-15 minutes till crispy.

  • Mix all 3 kinds of milk into a medium pot, and bring to a boil over medium heat. 
  • Add cinnamon and brown sugar to the milk mixture and lower the heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Layer baked bread cubes, almonds, coconut, raisins, banana, cheese(optional), and half of the milk mixture, repeat. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

Tres Leches Capirotada

This dessert is easy to make, with most of the ingredients available in your kitchen. I buy day-old Bolillos or French bread on sale at the grocery store, usually for under $1.  When I have apples, pears, or bananas looking a little too ripe, I slice them up and add them to the layers.

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Tres Leches Capirotada