Corn syrup doesn’t have a lot of flavor. The only thing it has to offer is sweetness, which is pretty boring. But it’s the cornerstone of traditional recipes. So to perk up the flavor, this recipe for Maple Pecan Tart uses maple syrup in place of the corn syrup. From a nutritional perspective, sugar is sugar, but from a flavor perspective, maple syrup is much tastier. The buttery flavor of the syrup plays up the nuttiness of the pecans. If you have a choice, opt for grade B or dark amber syrup. It has a richer flavor than lighter varieties.