Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Serve the best Thanksgiving Desserts with your holiday meal this year. Of course, you’ll find apple and pumpkin pie, but there are so many more ideas, including cakes, cookies, and more. You can keep with the classics or find something new – and they are all gluten free!

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

In my family, we usually stick classic apple pie and pumpkin pie for our Thanksgiving desserts. But there are so many more options to round out your feast. So I’m going to challenge all of us to think outside the pie pan this year and try something new!

Here are some ideas for you to consider:

Pies, Tarts, and Crisps

Pie may be the most traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but don’t forget about its cousins. Tarts are similar in that they also have a crust and a filling. Crisps or crumbles lask the crust, but the fruit filling is still there with a butter topping. And even cheesecakes with their graham cracker crusts can fall into this category.

slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

This is the best pumpkin pie for your holiday table. Use your favorite buttery homemade crust or my gluten free recipe. You'll love the custardy sweet pumpkin filling, along with the perfect amount of warm spice.
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Gluten Free Dutch Apple Pie

Even if you love a traditional two-crust pie, there’s a different kind of apple pie that’s every bit as decadent, delicious, and centerpiece-worthy for holiday celebrations. Dutch apple pie has the same pie crust on the bottom but has a twist on top. Instead of a second crust, this version of apple pie has a crumbly, crispy streusel topping. 
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A fork digging into the corner of a slice of gluten-free s'mores pudding pie on a blue plate.

S’Mores Pudding Pie

This year for Thanksgiving, combine the classic campfire treat with a chocolate cream pie for one amazing dessert recipe. Use your favorite homemade gluten free graham cracker crust or the almond meal crust in this recipe. Fill it with creamy and rich Hershey’s milk chocolate pudding and top with fluffy toasted marshmallow meringue
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Pumpkin custard in a ramekin on a striped placemat with a cloth napkin and a small spoon next to it

Mini Crustless Pumpkin Pies

One of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts of all time, this is the easy way to enjoy the best part of the pie. A simple but delicious pumpkin pie filling is poured into ramekins without a crust and baked into individual custards. 
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apple crisp with crumbly oat topping and powdered sugar on top in a baking dish

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Topped with a buttery, crumbly oat topping, this is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving. This easy recipe comes together in minutes, so it is much less work than a pie. And it is even better when you serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Close up of gluten-free cheesecake on a yellow cake stand topped with cherries.

Gluten Free Cheesecake

Simple, classic, and decadent. It may not have those fall flavors, but it's worthy of any celebration or special meal, even Thanksgiving. While it's fabulous with cherries, you can also spoon apple pie filling over the top to give it seasonal flavors.
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A piece of chocolate pie and a bite of it on a fork on a speckled white plate with the remaining pie in the background.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chess Pie

This Southern classic has a soft and creamy texture, somewhat like a pecan pie or buttermilk pie. If you like smooth, indulgent, super chocolatey desserts, this is definitely a recipe you should try. You’ll love how the top of the pie has a more cake-like texture, while the inside is soft and fudgy. And this one is made with a gluten free crust and filling.
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Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart

Sweet and creamy but still light, this delicious tart has all your favorite flavors of autumn. Especially since that rich cheesecake filling is on top of a nutty maple pecan crust.
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thick slice of pecan pie with whipped cream

Gluten Free Pecan Pie

Gooey, nutty goodness, all baked into a flaky pie crust. And the best part is that the filling is made with maple syrup instead of corn syrup, giving it a deep, rich flavor that is the essence of autumn.
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Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie slice on a plate with whipped cream

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

This easy recipe has only 7 ingredients! A creamy gluten free pumpkin pie that’s the perfect way to enjoy fall flavors and indulge in a classic Thanksgiving dessert. Technically it might be called a pumpkin custard, but whatever you call it, I'm sure you will love it.
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Gluten Free Apple Turnovers

These flaky pastries are almost like a pie you can pick up and eat with your hands. The tender crust is filled with caramelized apples and drizzled with glaze to make them extra sweet and yummy.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Baking a gooey, melted cookie into a pie crust might be the most genius idea ever. You get that grewy, fudgy goodness with that crisp butter crust for a combination of flavors and texture that will make you swoon.
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Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie slice on a plate with whole pie in background

Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

With a luscious layer of dulce de leche on the bottom will be the new dessert recipe nobody can resist. It’s a delicious upgrade on the classic with sliced bananas, homemade vanilla pudding, and fresh whipped cream inside a gluten free chocolate crust made from Cocoa Pebbles.
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More recipes for pies, tarts, and crisps:


Don’t forget about cake on Thanksgiving. From bundts to sheet cakes to layer cakes, and even the quintessential pumpkin roll, you can find many that feature your favorite fall and holiday flavors.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll

This classic is now made gluten free. It's simple to make but so impressive with it's perfect pumpkin spice flavor, dreamy cream cheese filling, and gorgeous spiral.
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Sliced Gluten Free Apple Cider Donut Cake

Gluten Free Apple Cider Donut Cake

This sweet and tender cake is flavored with apple cider and coated in cinnamon sugar. So not only does it taste like an apple cider donut, it looks like one too.
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Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake recipe

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake

Moist and tender with a nutty crumb topping. Bursting with festive flavors of tart fresh cranberries, orange, and cinnamon. And it is easy to make in your food processor. 
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Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Roll

This pumpkin cheesecake roll is kind of like a classic pumpkin cake roll – except the pumpkin is on the inside and the chocolate is on the outside. A simple flourless chocolate cake roll recipe is filled with fluffy pumpkin cheesecake mousse, then coated in chocolate ganache. 
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A gluten-free gingerbread loaf frosted with cream cheese icing and topped with pecan nuts, sliced on a white countertop.

Gluten Free GIngerbread Loaf

There's no need to wait until Christmas. The warm spices and luscious frosting on this loaf cake fit in perfectly with the Thanksgiving flavors you love.
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a big slice of chocolate pumpkin cake on a white plate with the rest of thee bundt cake on a platter behind it

Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This epic chocolaty gluten free dessert is the ultimate pairing of fall’s favorite flavor and total chocolate indulgence. And when loaded with chocolate chips for extra little bursts of chocolate, this is a bundt cake recipe worthy of a special celebration. 
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Gluten Free Coconut Cake

The ultimate layer cake for serious coconut lovers. Inspired by Bobby Flay’s recipe, moist white cake is soaked with a coconut simple syrup, layered with creamy coconut filling, and covered with coconut buttercream frosting and toasted coconut. 
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

This sweet and spiced gluten-free pumpkin bread is the perfect quick loaf for the holidays. It is cinnamon-spiced with a sweet maple glaze to enjoy with coffee or tea,
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Creamy swirls of pumpkin cheesecake, warm pumpkin spice, and a maple drizzle bring the taste and aroma of autumn to this nutty crumb cake. So simple to make, it comes together in no time in your food processor.
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Cookies, Brownies, and Bars

If you have to make dessert for a large crowd or just want something as a little sweet nibble, cookies and bars fit the bill. You can even double the batch and freeze some to pull out again at Christmas.

A tray of pumpkin cheesecake bars.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Swirls of pumpkin and cheesecake atop of a graham cracker crust make this a dessert that's as delicious as it is beautiful. It's sure to impress the guests at your feast.
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No-Bake Apple Cheesecake Bars

These have a light and fluffy cheesecake mousse filled with sweet, tender apples and the perfect hint of cinnamon. This creamy deliciousness is all on top of a buttery almond meal crust that tastes like shortbread, making this a super easy gluten-free dessert recipe, with an easy, buttery almond crust. 
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Three Flourless Turtle Cheesecake Brownies stacked on a plate with some on a cake stand in the background.

Flourless Turtle Brownies

Enjoy rich, fudgy brownies swirled with cheesecake and caramel then topped with pecans. These naturally gluten free brownies are the ultimate decadent Thanksgiving dessert recipe for anyone who craves the chocolate, caramel, and pecan combo. 
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies tied in a red snowflake-shaped dish on top of stacked white and plaid cloth napkins.

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Crisp but chewy and loaded with white chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries, these are the perfect fall cookies. They pair perfectly with the holiday meal.
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Pumpkin Frosted Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Cups

You'll love the unexpected combination of flavors in these sweet little bites. The buttery cookies and studded with chips, and the creamy pumpkin frosting is rich and perfectly spiced.
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Three s'mores bars stacked on a plate with a glass of milk in the background.

Gluten Free S’Mores Bars

A fall night around a campfire is the best. Now combine two childhood favorites into one gooey chocolate- and marshmallow-filled dessert recipe. No campfire needed for these magic squares!
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Gluten Free Gingersnaps

Filled with molasses and spice and everything nice, but it’s that crackled sugar topping that makes them extra special. Made the easy way by using a traditional recipe and a 1-to-1 gluten free baking flour, these cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.
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Other Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Sweet dips, parfaits, even ice cream can find its plate on the holiday table. You don’t have to limit yourself to the traditional baked treats.

a few pumpkin mousse parfaits with a brownie base, and whipped cream and a small piece of brownies on top on a slate platter with mini spoons

Mini Brownie Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Dreamy little Thanksgiving desserts with layers of light and fluffy pumpkin mousse, fudgy brownies, and fresh whipped cream give you the ultimate combination of pumpkin spice and chocolate. Use your favorite gluten free homemade brownie recipe, a box mix, or even store-bought!
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Orange Creamsicle Jello Mold Spring Dessert

Creamsicle Jello Mold

Jello salad is a must-have at Thanksgiving for many people. This one has cubes of fresh orange juice gelatin seemingly floating in a sea of wobbly vanilla ice cream. No box mix needed for this jello salad recipe. But it’s still simple with only a few ingredients.
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Nutella Pumpkin Ice Cream

No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream

This easy pumpkin ice cream recipe adds the perfect fall flavors to everyone's favorite frozen treat. And it has an unexpected swirl of Nutella for the perfect hint of nutty, chocolate goodness that perfectly complements the pumpkin pie spice.
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Caramel Apple Pecan Flourless Cookie Dough Dip recipe

Flourless Caramel Apple Cookie Dough Dip

This sneaky-ingredients flourless cookie dough is loaded with the crunch of pecans and creamy white chocolate chips, plus plenty of gooey caramel. Dip apple slices or gluten free graham crackers.
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Cranberry Bliss White Chocolate Bark

This white chocolate bark recipe is inspired by those Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks. It has a secret to make it taste like the cream cheese frosting that’s studded with dried cranberries and sprinkled with orange zest. 
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Caramel Apple Swirl Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

No-Churn Caramel Apple Ice Cream

This twist on a basic no-churn cheesecake ice cream is easy and delicious. Add some fall flavors in the form of diced apples in a super simple caramel sauce to a not too sweet and tangy cheesecake ice cream to make an autumn dessert dream.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - a dessert hummus recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Hummus

This sweet snack tastes like pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough, but it’s packed with protein and fiber. A treat that is perfect for dipping everything from pears and apples to graham crackers and pretzels. 
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Apple Candy Bar Salad

A healthy twist on the classic Snickers Salad recipe with yummy cheesecake flavor. You won’t miss out on any of the sweet and creamy deliciousness since it is made with Greek yogurt, honey, dark chocolate, and peanuts instead of whipped topping and Snickers candy bars. 
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Red Bowl of Chai Tea White Chocolate Muddy Buddies.

Chai White Chocolate Puppy Chow

These white chocolate muddy buddies with the creamy flavors and warm spices of a Chai tea latte will be a favorite snack mix during the holiday season. With only four ingredients and a few minutes of prep time, this easy sweet Chex mix might just disappear faster than you can make it.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

This homemade pudding is the perfect seasonal treat made extra special with freshly whipped cream and candied walnuts. It's a great Thanksgiving dessert alternative to pumpkin pie!
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