1 HEAT oven to 375°F. Coat 16-oz. baking dish or 2 8-oz. custard cups with no-stick cooking spray.
2 PLACE half the bread cubes in prepared dish. Spoon 2 tablespoons preserves over top in small amounts. Sprinkle with half of chocolate chips. Top with remaining bread cubes.
3 WHISK half-and-half, egg, sugar and vanilla until blended. Pour over cubes. Press cubes down slightly into egg mixture. Top with remaining preserves and chocolate chips.
4 BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out almost clean and top is lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped topping.