In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs. While whisking, gradually pour in melted butter. Add sugar, half and half, flour, salt, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Stir in pecans.
Pour filling into pie crust. Decorate the top with whole pecans (optional). Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until pie is firm on the outside, but slightly jiggles in the middle. Allow pie to cool completely before serving.
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You can do an egg wash on the pie crust if you want to add a golden brown color. Whisk together one egg and a splash of water. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the rim of the pie with egg. Bake as usual.