Created by LindasBusyKitchen on November 28, 2020
Step 1: CRUST: In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar.
Step 2: Using a pastry blender, pastry fork, your fingers or a mixer, cut in the butter and shortening, making pea-sized crumbs.
Step 3: Sprinkle the crumbs with enough ice water to get it to the right consistency. Squeeze the dough into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 5: Roll the pastry into a 12" circle, and place it in a 9" pie plate.
Step 6: Crimp the edges, and chill the crust while you're preparing the filling.
Step 8: FILLING: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, maple syrup, melted butter and maple flavor.
Step 9: Stir in the nuts, and pour the filling into the prepared crust.
Step 10: Bake the pie on the bottom rack of the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Step 11: Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and bake for an additional 25-35 minutes, or until the center is set.
Step 12: Remove from oven.
Step 13: Refrigerate up to 5 days.