To Crust, or not to Crust? The classic Libby's recipe that our grandmother's used - but without the sugar.

I use Splenda as it works well in custards. No need to reinvent the wheel here folks. This is simple goodness at its best.

Make this with a crust OR WITHOUT depending on your use. My husband does not think it is PIE unless it has crust, so for holidays I make this pie using a Pillsbury All Ready Crust and it looks super homemade. (gasp, I would never use a frozen stamped crust.)


  • 1 can Libby's Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Splenda Granulated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Carnation Evaporated Milk - NOT condensed milk which is a completely different product


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Blend pumpkin with the sweetener, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and salt.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in evaporated milk.
  • Pour into prepared pie crust OR a 9 x 13 oblong glass baking dish or a round glass pie plate and bake until custard is set near center, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  • Cut and serve with a little bit of Land O Lakes Sugar Free Whipped Cream.
November 01, 2018
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