Lost Bread (Old South recipe)

Lost Bread (Old South recipe)
Whole loaf of wheat bread
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBSP vanilla
12 fresh eggs
2 cups milk
1 tesp cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 sliced fresh apple
1/2 cup raisins and or dried cherries
1/4 cup maple sugar

Tear up bread, mix all other ingredients together then mix in bread pieces (best if let to set for 2-4 hours or overnight). Put in 1 1/2 inch deep pan (don’t want a deep pan, something like a pie pan depth) Small pieces of butter on top - cover with aluminum foil (try not to let the foil touch the top so it won’t stick). Put in 350 degree f oven. Cook for 30 miutes covered, then uncover and cook for another about 15 minutes (watch so not to over cook)

Varients - blueberries instead of apples and other fruit
Serve with pecans instead of almonds