In a bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together eggs with cottage cheese. Add vanilla, maple syrup, flour, grated orange peel, and nutmeg. Blend thoroughly.Stir in chopped apples and chopped pecans.
Pour the filling into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
Bake at 325° F for about 1 hour, or until the top is nicely browned.Servings: 8