A delicious pecan pie recipe with a gorgeous maple syrup twist.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In medium bowl, mix flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening, using pastry blender, until you have a mix that is in small pieces.
Sprinkle in cold maple flavor mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, moistening all bits of flour.
Gather pastry into a ball; shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface.
Add flour to your rolling pin and roll dough out so it is 2 inches larger than 9-inch pie plate.
Trim any overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of plate.
In medium bowl, beat sugar, butter, maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the eggs with hand beater until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until set.
Cool 15 minutes. In medium heavy bottom saucepan, melt chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon butter over low heat, stirring constantly; drizzle over top of pie.
Serve pie warm or cool.