Bread pudding with a twist!
Spray deep half pan with cooking spray.
Combine bread cubes and apricots in a large bowl. Beat half and half, eggs, corn syrup, cocoa, brown sugar, Chinese 5 spice, salt and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour over bread cubes and toss gently. Pour into prepared pan. Top with almonds and chocolate chips.
Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes, until baked through and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.
Beat whipping cream until soft peaks just begin to form. Add sour cream, brown sugar, Chinese 5 spice and vanilla and beat until combined.
Serve warm with a dollop of Spiced Cream.