Layer pecans and chips in pie crust. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl and pour over pecan mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until filling is set in center, covering with a lightly-oiled piece of foil after the first 10 minutes to prevent crust from over-browning. Cool completely.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired, and savor every bite!!