1. Place sugar and pecans in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, 5 minutes or until sugar melts and pecans are toasted.
2. Cool on wax paper then crumble into pieces.
3. Beat whipping cream at high speed in electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
4. Fold in maple syrup into whipped cream. Cover and chill 1 hour or until ready to serve.
5. Spoon maple cream over pie and sprinkle with sugared pecans.