Cut shortening into flour/salt mixture until mixture resembles small peas.
Gradually add water until mixture clings together in a ball
Roll out on a lightly floured pastry board until it is large enough to line the pie plate
Pecan Filling (Adapted from Carole Walter)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and place pie crust into 9" pie plate
Gently whisk eggs and cream in a medium bowl
In a separate bowl, combine sugars, flour, and salt
Add to eggs along with syrup and 3 tablespoons of butter. Then stir in the vanilla.
Fold in pecan pieces and gently poor into unbaked pie crust
Bake in preheated oven for 75- 90 minutes. (You can protect the edges from getting too brown by placing an aluminum foil ring around the outside of the pie plate the last half hour of baking. You can also lay a piece of aluminum foil on top of the pie to protect it from over-browning.)