This week’s pick out of my new Dead Celebrity Cook Book was by my husband. He simply loves Michael Jackson so it was a given that he would choose his recipe to blog this weekend. Michael Jackson was an adorable little boy while performing with his brothers in the Jackson Five, to becoming the King of Pop in the 80’s; he truly was one of the most recognized iconic figures of our time. He will certainly be missed by many, but all that choose to listen to his infamous songs like Thriller and make his below recipe will keep Michal alive in their hearts.
3 - Eggs
1/2 C. - Sugar
1/4 C. - Butter (melted)
1/2 Tsp. - Salt
1/3 C. - Milk
1 Tsp. - Vanilla
1 Tsp. - Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbs. - Lemon or Orange Juice (we used lemon juice)
2 1/2 C. - Sweet Potatoes (mashed) (fresh roasted or canned (we used canned))
1 Tsp. - Nutmeg
1/2 C. - Pecan Halves (optional (no nuts for us))
1 Unbaked - Pie Crust
Place the sweet potatoes and juice into the bowl of a kitchen aid mixer, mix together. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar, and then add the butter, salt, milk, vanilla, and spices. Blend egg mixture and mashed Sweet potatoes and juice mixture, mix until fully combined. Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust and garnish with the pecan halves. Bake 10 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven then reduce oven temperature to 375 and bake for another 40 minutes. If the edges of the pie start to get too dark brown, then cover with small strips of aluminum foil. Serve warm, room temp or cold from the fridge with some whipped topping.