1 1/4 cups maple flavored pancake syrup
1/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsps all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps pure vanilla extract
2 tbsps melted butter
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
9 inch unbaked deep dish pie shell
LET'S MAKE THE PIE:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir syrup, sugar, eggs, egg yolk, flour and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Whisk in melted butter (syrup mixture will be very thin at this point). Stir in 1 cup of pecans.
Place frozen pie shell on heavy cookie sheet. Carefully pour maple syrup mixture into pie shell. Arrange remaining 1/2 cup of pecans on top of syrup mixture, pressing into syrup mixture to coat.
Place baking sheet in center of oven. Bake pie for 50 minutes or until edges are golden and filling is just set in center. Cool pie on cooling rack for 25 minutes. Cut pie into wedges and serve warm or at room temp.