I got this recipe in early college when my love for baking was really just starting to blossom. I got it from a junior high school boy. It was his grandmother's recipe and its' still the one I turn to for my own pecan pie.
2/3 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1/3 c butter (melted)
1c dark corn syrup
Beat together (she calls for a rotary beater, but I use a whisk)
Add 1c pecan halves (I obviously like to arrange mine after pouring)
Pour into pie crust. Bake at 375 degrees F until almost set in the center and pastry is nicely browned, about 40-50 minutes. Cool and serve.