1Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and side of springform pan, 10x3 inches.
2Mix all ingredients except bread cubes, currants and pecans in large bowl until well blended. Stir in bread cubes, currants and chopped pecans. Let mixture stand 10 minutes; spoon into springform pan. Arrange pecan halves on top of pudding.
3Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove side of pan. Serve warm with cream. Refrigerate any remaining pudding.