In his book, ‘The Dead Celebrity Cookbook,’ author Frank DeCaro shares Michael’s recipe for a novel spin on sweet potato pie.
Michael Jackson’s Sweet Potato Pie
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon or orange juice
2 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (canned or fresh)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup pecan halves
1 unbaked pie shell
Beat eggs and add sugar. Add melted butter, salt, milk, vanilla and spices. Blend egg mixture with mashed sweet potatoes and lemon or orange juice. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Garnish with pecan halves. Bake 10 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake 40 minutes longer or until golden.