Cookbook author and New York Times columnist Melissa Clark cooks down maple syrup with star anise to create a thick, spicy syrup that adds intense maple flavor to this pecan pie. Watch Melissa make her holiday Go-To Dessert in this CHOW video.
Reprinted with permission from Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can’t Wait to Make by Melissa Clark. Copyright 2011. Published by Hyperion Books.