16 slices day-old firm-textured white bread
1 3/4 cups milk
1 pkg (8-oz) mixed dried fruit, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Tear bread into 1-inch to 2-inch size pieces and place in crockpot or slow cooker. Pour the milk over the bread and let soak for 30 minutes. Stir in the dried fruit, pecans, and apple.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; pour over the bread mixture and stir well to blend.
Place lid on cooker and cook on low for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until a wooden toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.