Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand. Using a knife or food chopper, coarsely chop pecans.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs slightly. Stir in granulated sugar, kosher salt, corn syrup, maple syrup, melted butter, bourbon, and vanilla extract until blended. Stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans. Set aside until ready to use.
Prepare the Pie Pastry
In a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour and salt. Using a blending fork, cut in shortening. Add water in two parts, mixing until ingredients form a nice dough. Roll out on a floured surface big enough to fit pie pan.
Place in pie pan, carefully forming the dough up the sides. Crimp edges.
Pour the prepared pecan filling into the unbaked pastry shell. Add additional 1/2 cup halved pecans to fill in top.
Bake on the middle rack in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 25-30 minutes longer until lightly browned and puffed across top. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
Prepare Bourbon Whipped Cream
In a large mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, powdered sugar, bourbon, and vanilla extract. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve Golden Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream. Serves 8.
*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.