This recipe came from “The Family Circle Encyclopedia of Cooking” 1990. Looking back just now, I realized I did make a maple pecan pie before, back in 2010, I totally forgot, and this recipe is slightly different.
2/3 c. sugar (I used 1/3 c.)
1/2 tsp. salt
6 T. butter
1 c. maple syrup
1 to 1 1/2 c. pecans
1 unbaked pastry shell
Prepare crust and line pie pan, I used this recipe: http://ninedaysofpie.com/?p=102
Beat eggs slightly, blend in sugar, salt, butter and syrup. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place pecans in pastry shell, reserve a few to arrange on the top. Pour in syrup mixture.
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 325 and bak 25 minutes or until center is almost set but still looks soft. (Do not over bake, it will set as it cools). Cool on wire rack. Serve with whipped cream if desired.