1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). To dry out bread, place on a large baking sheet and bake for 15 min, stirring once. Butter a 10-inch (25 cm) casserole dish. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with milk. Add bread and stir.
2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onions with celery until tender, about 3 min. Stir in fruit, hazelnuts, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Add to bread mixture; stir to combine. Pour into prepared dish. Bake about 45 min or until puffed and hot in centre.
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