Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk together eggs and next 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Add bread cubes, and stir to combine completely. Cover and chill 10 minutes. Stir pecans into bread mixture. Spoon bread mixture into a lightly greased (with butter) 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until set. Let stand 10 minutes, and serve with warm Brandy-Orange Sauce.