Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, syrup, flour, vanilla, and salt; beat well.
Line the bottom of pastry shell with chocolate morsels; pour syrup mixture over chocolate morsels. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Sprinkle toasted almonds over top of pie, and bake an additional 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Pipe whipped cream around edge of pie, using a pastry bag.