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18 Gluten-Free Desserts For Thanksgiving Everyone Will Love

Clear a spot on your Thanksgiving table: these flourless cakes, mousses and roasted fruit desserts are the perfect way to end to a satisfying feast.
  • Clementine Pots de Crème
    Pots de crème—which are basically individually portioned bowls or cups of loose custard—take just 20 minut
    Chris Court
    Pots de crème—which are basically individually portioned bowls or cups of loose custard—take just 20 minutes to prepare (plus chilling time). This recipe includes clementine zest, which is a bright complement to the rich chocolate. If you don't have ramekins, just use assorted wine or martini glasses.

    Get the recipe: Clementine Pots de Crème
  • Animal Farm Buttermilk Panna Cotta
    Panna cotta made with plain cream and gelatin can be a little bland. Using buttermilk cuts through the fatty flavor of the cr
    Colin Clark
    Panna cotta made with plain cream and gelatin can be a little bland. Using buttermilk cuts through the fatty flavor of the cream and not only makes a slightly lighter version, but also brings the flavors alive with zest and tartness. For the best flavor, use fresh heavy cream from a local dairy. Serve with a little fresh fruit on the side, such as a few perfect raspberries or some sliced fresh strawberries that have been macerated with sugar to make their juices run.

    Get the recipe: Animal Farm Buttermilk Panna Cotta
  • Cheesecake Mousse with Blood Orange Gelee
    Individual ramekins filled with creamy cheesecake with an orange slice and blood orange gelee make for a stunning presentatio
    Johnny Miller
    Individual ramekins filled with creamy cheesecake with an orange slice and blood orange gelee make for a stunning presentation, but they aren't complicated and you can make them up to 3 days before serving.

    Get the recipe: Cheesecake Mousse with Blood Orange Gelee
  • Chocolate-Cherry Torte
    This indulgent dessert from Kristine Kidd's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-Free-Baking-Williams-Sonoma-Kristine-Kidd/d
    Annabelle Breakey
    This indulgent dessert from Kristine Kidd's Gluten-Free Baking has an impressive array of flavors, from balsamic-soaked dried cherries to finely ground almonds to bittersweet chocolate. Together, they form the perfect special-occasion cake, one that would be just as wonderful with a cold glass of milk as it would with a dark, fruity red wine.

    Get the recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Torte
  • Crème Brûlée
    Who doesn't love the satisfaction of breaking the sweet shell and dipping into the luscious custard? A long-time favorite at
    Thinkstock
    Who doesn't love the satisfaction of breaking the sweet shell and dipping into the luscious custard? A long-time favorite at the Silver Palate, this is a dessert can be both a comforting and an elegant end to your dinner party.

    Get the recipe: Crème Brûlée
  • Steamed Pears with Asian Flavors
    We're used to seeing fall and winter fruits roasted, baked and simmered. Steaming, though, is an unexpected way to keep the f
    Gentl
    We're used to seeing fall and winter fruits roasted, baked and simmered. Steaming, though, is an unexpected way to keep the fruit (in this case, pears) in tact while still softening and sweetening it. You cook pears in the steam created by boiling spiced apple cider; once they're tender, you reduce the cider and stir in honey for a sweet sauce.

    Get the recipe: Steamed Pears with Asian Flavors
  • Dingo Cookies
    These rustic cookies from <a href="http://puresweets.com/" target="blank">Pure Sweets</a>, an organic, gluten-free, vegan, ko
    Pure Sweets
    These rustic cookies from Pure Sweets, an organic, gluten-free, vegan, kosher bakery in Philadelphia, are made with almond flour and almond butter, which lend a moist texture and rich flavor, along with maple syrup, vanilla extract and dark chocolate. Grade B syrup will give the treats a toasty, caramel-like flavor, and the chewy bites make terrific cookie-jelly sandwiches.

    Get the recipe: The Dingo
  • Maple Crème Caramel
    Grade B maple syrup, which is darker and has a more intense flavor than grade A, is preferable for baking. <br><br><strong>Ge
    Sand An
    Grade B maple syrup, which is darker and has a more intense flavor than grade A, is preferable for baking.

    Get the recipe: Maple Crème Caramel
  • Orange Granita with Honey-Poached Pears, Cranberries and Citrus
    A tangy-sweet granita that you can make up to 2 weeks ahead&mdash;store it in the freezer until ready to serve. <br><br><stro
    Sang An
    A tangy-sweet granita that you can make up to 2 weeks ahead—store it in the freezer until ready to serve.

    Get the recipe: Orange Granita with Honey-Poached Pears, Cranberries and Citrus
  • Cappuccino Ice Cream Cupcakes
    Silvana Nardone, who writes <a href="http://www.silvanaskitchen.com/" target="blank&quot;">Silvana's Kitchen</a>, makes edibl
    Stephen Gross
    Silvana Nardone, who writes Silvana's Kitchen, makes edible bowls out of finely ground, gluten-free sugar cones, butter and chocolate. She fills them with coffee ice cream and chopped, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and tops them with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

    Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Cappuccino Ice Cream Cupcakes
  • Sour Cream Ice Cream with Caramelized Pear Compote
    You'll have more ice cream than you need for the finished dessert--just the thing to go with the leftovers from your feast in
    Gentl
    You'll have more ice cream than you need for the finished dessert--just the thing to go with the leftovers from your feast in the days following Thanksgiving.

    Get the recipe: Sour Cream Ice Cream with Caramelized Pear Compote
  • Bottomless Lemon Meringue
    Just don't call them crusty. Lofty peaks of swirled meringue top pools of buttery lemon custard. <br><br><strong>Get the reci
    Anna Williams
    Just don't call them crusty. Lofty peaks of swirled meringue top pools of buttery lemon custard.

    Get the recipe: Bottomless Lemon Meringue
  • Pecan Pie Truffles
    Nobody&mdash;and we mean nobody&mdash;is too full of turkey to eat one (or two...or six) of these irresistible truffles, made
    Anna Williams
    Nobody—and we mean nobody—is too full of turkey to eat one (or two...or six) of these irresistible truffles, made by layering dark chocolate ganache and pecan pie filling in miniature baking cups.

    Get the recipe: Pecan Pie Truffles
  • Marzipan Marbles
    Smooth, sweet marzipan is an old-world ingredient that usually shows up in whimsical, brightly colored European holiday desse
    4ingredients.com.au
    Smooth, sweet marzipan is an old-world ingredient that usually shows up in whimsical, brightly colored European holiday desserts. These streamlined versions of those traditional treats are made with just four ingredients, including almond paste and pecan halves. They're small enough that you can eat one or two without feeling as if you're going to burst, yet they still deliver an almond-infused, sugary hit.

    Get the recipe: Marzipan Marbles
  • Original Vanilla Macaroons
    Coconut macaroons are often the default dessert for those avoiding flour; they simply consist of condensed milk, shredded coc
    Alice Gao
    Coconut macaroons are often the default dessert for those avoiding flour; they simply consist of condensed milk, shredded coconut, egg whites and some flavorings. And while they're lovely on their own, they also take well to additions. Here are three slam-dunk ideas: Drizzle them with bittersweet chocolate, embellish them with dried fruits or sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt.

    Get the recipe: Original Vanilla Macaroons
  • Baked Ricotta Custard with Grilled Honeyed Peaches
    Grilled honey-drizzled peaches meld elegantly with baked ricotta. <br><br><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.oprah.c
    Gentl
    Grilled honey-drizzled peaches meld elegantly with baked ricotta.

    Get the recipe: Baked Ricotta Custard with Grilled Honeyed Peaches
  • Roasted Pineapple Skewers
    It's the South Sea Islands on a skewer: grilled maple syrup-infused pineapple slices. <br><br><strong>Get the recipe: <a href
    Gentl
    It's the South Sea Islands on a skewer: grilled maple syrup-infused pineapple slices.

    Get the recipe: Roasted Pineapple Skewers
  • Lemon and Lavender Mousse with Blueberry Soup
    Here's a great option if you're looking for refreshing ending to a heavy meal. The lemon-lavender mousse and its accompanying
    Gentl
    Here's a great option if you're looking for refreshing ending to a heavy meal. The lemon-lavender mousse and its accompanying blueberry sauce are sweet and tangy, with a subtle floral note.

    Get the recipe: Lemon and Lavender Mousse with Blueberry Soup

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