Michael Jackson’s Mother’s Sweet Potato Pie
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 heaping cups of mashed sweet potatoes (fresh or canned)
2 tbsp. fresh lemon or orange juice
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
1/2 cup pecan halves (optional)
Beat eggs and sugar. Add melted butter, salt, milk, vanilla, and spices. Blend egg mixture with mashed sweet potatoes and lemon or orange juice. Pour into unbaked pie shell or greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Garnish with pecan halves if desired. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Bake 40 minutes longer or until golden.
Serves 6 to 8
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