It’s hard to choose favorites, but here are my top 25 choices for gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts! These are all long-time reader and family favorite recipes. I hope you find a dessert to try this holiday season!
Pumpkin creme brulee is the perfect decadent fall dessert! A rich and creamy custard is flavored with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice and then baked until set and topped with a crisp caramelized sugar layer.
This dairy-free coconut cream pie is made with a REAL-DEAL dairy-free custard that's thickened with coconut milk and egg yolks. Add bits of coconut, flaky pie crust and a mound of dairy-free whipped topping and you'll be in dessert heaven.
This gluten-free apple crumble is a fall essential! It’s full of tart, tender apple filling, warm spices, and a buttery, crisp topping. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the easiest, most comforting fall dessert!
This Thanksgiving Fruit Salad is the perfect fruit side dish for thanksgiving. It's a fluffy, creamy, crowd-pleaser that's welcomed at any holiday meal.Looking for a fruit side dish for the big feast? You're in the right place! This fruit salad is EASY-to-make from scratch with no Jell-O or Cool-Whip in sight. It's my kids favorite part of Thanksgiving!
Use a pie crust recipe that’s specifically gluten-free. Gluten-free pie crust behaves differently than regular pie crust. Always use a recipe that is specifically designated as gluten-free (like this gluten-free pumpkin pie) to achieve the perfect dessert. (Rather than just subbing gluten-free flour in a normal recipe.)
Make a cheesecake. Remember, cheesecake filling is naturally gluten-free. It’s a perfect Thanksgiving dessert for a crowd! I like to use a naturally gluten-free brown sugar walnut crust in this gluten-free cheesecake.
Use high quality gluten-free baking flour. It’s essential to use high quality, 1:1 gluten-free baking flour that contains xanthan gum. This will make all the difference in the texture of your gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts!
Use oil instead of butter. Using oil instead of butter makes gluten-free dessert recipes turn out with a lighter crumb.
Hosting Gluten-Free Guests
When Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of baking a gluten-free dessert. You’re already making a turkey, appetizers, and countless side dishes. Who has time to worry about perfecting a bunch of gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts?
But don’t worry — I’ve got you covered! Check out these tips to make any gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts turn out perfect this holiday season!
Clean surfaces as you go. A clean kitchen will do wonders to lower your stress as you bake. Choose easy dessert recipes and clean surfaces and dishes as you go!
Bake in advance. If your gluten free Thanksgiving desserts call for flour, try to make the recipe in advance. You’ll be glad you don’t have to worry about the mess getting on other food you’re prepping on Thanksgiving day!
What is the most popular dessert at Thanksgiving?
Pumpkin pie is the most iconic thanksgiving dessert, followed by apple pie, pecan pie, and sweet potato pie.
What can people with celiac disease eat for dessert?
There are many naturally gluten-free desserts that people with Celiac disease can eat, including creme brulee, fudge, mousse, sorbet, and ice cream. My website also has tons of gluten-free cakes, brownies, cookies, and more.
What desserts do you have at Thanksgiving?
Some of the most popular thanksgiving desserts include pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, cherry pie, cheesecake, and sweet potato pie.