The quote from another reviewer makes a very important point. You need to use quality whole wheat bread in this recipe. I purchased La Brea Bakery multi-grain bread and sliced the loaf myself. The seeds in the bread increased the visual appeal and texture of the finished product. I also used Egg Beaters brand egg whites (not the egg mix with fat and coloring added).
Because my grocer is not stocking dried apples, I used dried peaches. They are moister, so in order to get a full half cup of snipped pieces, the 6-ounce package was required. I also used golden raisins.
I baked as directed with no temperature or time change.
As one reviewer noted, the powdered sugar needs to be applied immediately before serving. I did the dusting at home and toted the dish to a party. The sugar disappears, but the dish still tastes good.
I prepared Cinnamon Syrup from another Eating Well recipe and it was a delicious accompaniment.