a 2-quart baking dish with butter
In a large bowl, mix the cubed baked goods, vanilla wafers, apricots
, cranberries, sugar
, salt, cinnamon
, and nutmeg. Slice the bananas
and fold into the dry ingredients. Transfer to the baking dish
, distributing evenly. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla and amaretto, whiskey or warm water.
Pour the milk and egg mixture over the dry ingredients. Let the baking dish stand for about 20 minutes to allow the liquid to absorb into the cubed baked goods.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare a bain marie by placing the baking dish into a larger pan or dish, into the preheated oven, and then pouring hot water into the outer dish (without splashing any into the custard
dish). Bake until the pudding
firms and puffs up and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and from water bath
. Spread apricot jelly
over the top of pudding and let rest.
Serve with ice cream, chocolate syrup
and whipped cream