12-oz. pieces whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 7 cups).
14 t. unsalted butter
2 large white onions, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 bulb fennel, cored and chopped
4 apples, cored and chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 poblano chilles, roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and chopped
6 oz. pitted prunes (about 26) halves
1/4 t. ground cumin
3/4 t. freshly ground glack pepper, plus more to taste
1/2 .up finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 t. orange zest
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1. Heat over to 400 degrees
2. Spread the bread cubes on a large backing sheet and bake until slightly toasted and dry, about 15 min.
3. Transfer to a larg bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in an 8o-at. Durch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and fennel abount 15 min. Add chille and apples and cook 10 min. Add all rest ingredients.
4. Mix everything together with bread in a pan and cool 10 min. and add eggs.
5. Transfer it to 2-qtr oval baking dish and back until browned and bubbly, about 1 hour and 15 min. Cool and serve.