Favorite Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Classic gluten-free (some dairy-free too!) Thanksgiving dessert recipes

Of course, pies rank high as our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts and pumpkin leads the list. With a buttery, tender gluten-free crust, even gluten-eaters can enjoy eating gluten-free at Thanksgiving.

Pies aside, there are other gluten-free desserts that have become favorites at my house over the years. If I had to choose between a New Orleans-style bread pudding with bourbon sauce or pumpkin pie, it's no contest. Bread pudding!

Grain-free dessert recipes like our gluten-free pumpkin...MORE flan recipe are equally classic and delicious and have the added advantage of containing fewer carbohydrates, compared to pies. It's hard to beat the rich flavor and texture of a silky smooth pumpkin flan!

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    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie. 2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Our gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe is a version of an old Farm Journal magazine pumpkin pie recipe. It is rich with spicy flavor and just a small tweak turns this classic pie filling into one of our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving pies.

    Use our easy food processor gluten-free pie crust recipe and make the crust ahead of time and on Thanksgiving this pie is fast and easy to make - the best dessert of all during the busy holiday.

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    Gluten Free Bread Pudding. Photo 2008 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Use your favorite gluten-free bread (homemade or store-bought) to make this classic comfort food recipe for gluten-free apple bread pudding with bourbon sauce. If you like, substitute rum or brandy for bourbon in the rich sauce recipe.

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    Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe. Image - istockphotos

    Use a blender to make the super rich and sweet filling for our gluten-free pecan pie recipe. My family loves this classic pie recipe. It is super sweet so try a dollop of whipped cream on the side for balance.