Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Preheat oven for 375° F. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, flour, salt, syrup, butter and vanilla. Beat well until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the chopped mixed nuts and pour into the pie shell. Arrange the pecan halves on top of the mixture in a decorative pattern. Bake until the edges of the pie fill set, but the center still jiggles slightly. About 45-50 minutes. Allow the pie to cool slightly. While the pie is cooling prepare the whipped cream. In a large bowl, add the heavy cream and beat until just beginning to thicken. Add the confectioners sugar and continue to beat until desired thickness is reached.
Pie can be served warm or at room temperature. It's great alone or with a dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate for garnish
Recipe and photo by Smithfield.