Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk first 9 ingredients in medium bowl until smooth; set aside.
Place 3/4 of bread pieces in greased 8-inch square pan. Layer cranberries, remaining bread pieces and pears in pan. Pour milk-mixture over pears.
Mix hazelnuts, sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle over mixture in pan.
Bake 45 to 55 minutes until golden and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
All materials are courtesy of Cranberry Marketing Committee, Hazelnut Council and Pear Bureau Northwest.
For more recipes, visit www.hazelnutcouncil.org, www.usapears.org and www.uscranberries.com
Published in the January 25, 2006 issue of Farm World.