1/4 to 1/2cupchopped pecansdepends on how much you like nuts!
Combine the pineapple filling ingredients together in a medium sized sauce pan. Whisk together well, making sure that the cornstarch is fully incorporated. Cook on medium heat until thickened up. and clear. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Blend the softened cream cheese with sugar, salt and then add the eggs one at a time blending each in to the mixture. Mix in the milk and vanilla.
Place the pie crust in the pie pan then spread cooled pineapple over the bottom of the pie crust. Gently pour in the cream cheese mixture, making sure not to disturb the pneapple layer below it, and then sprinkle the top with the chopped nuts.
Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes then reduce the oven temp to 325 degrees and bake for another 40-50 minutes, or until the middle of the pie is set and cooked.