I added maple syrup to this classic Southern pie as a nod to my New England roots. It adds an extra layer of sweetness and enriches the flavor of the nutty pecans.
Preheat oven to 350°F.2.
In a bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, salt, maple syrup, corn syrup and vanilla. Add the eggs and mix until combined.3.
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Then mix in the orange zest.4.
Place the toasted pecans in the pie crust. Pour the pie filling mixture into pie crust over pecans.5.
Place in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.