The Thanksgiving table just isn’t complete without desserts, and here are our 35 favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts (mostly dairy-free!).
While pies are definitely a highlight at the holiday dinners (what would the holidays or life in general be without pie??), I’ve also included other gluten-free sweet treats for those who prefer other types of desserts.
This means that even those who are Celiacs or have gluten allergies or intolerances can enjoy these without issues!
Here’s a quick overview of the delicious treats for those who have a sweet tooth!
(To see each dessert in its individual glory, please scroll down to the middle of the post!)
(1) Pie Recipes: Some of our favorite pies include this crustless pumpkin pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, lemon meringue pie, and blueberry pie! (And to make pie, you’ll want to use either our favorite gluten-free pie crust, our homemade graham cracker crust, or this delicious gluten-free tart crust.)
(3) Crumbles, Crisps & Cobblers: Like the crispy topping of a crumble or crisp? I’ve got you covered with our favorite apple crumble, apple crisp, mixed berry crumble, blackberry crisp or blackberry cobbler!
(5) Other Sweet Treats: And then, we have other treats, from peanut butter fudge, homemade toffee, oatmeal cream pies, chocolate pudding, peanut butter blondies, Oreo balls, chocolate truffles and even mini pavlova nests!
Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
This creamy crustless pumpkin pie is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Filled with pumpkin flavor, rich, and so incredibly smooth, you can now enjoy pumpkin pie without the crust! Also gluten-free and dairy-free, but you definitely wouldn’t know it!
Easy Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe (Dairy-Free)
This easy gluten-free pecan pie is filled with toasted pecans and a rich custard, all held together by an amazingly light and flaky crust. This beautiful Southern dessert is a must-have at your Thanksgiving table or Christmas dinner! Best of all, this recipe doesn’t use corn syrup, and it’s totally dairy-free too.
Cranberry Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
This delicious cranberry pie is filled with crunchy walnuts and fresh cranberries. The sweetness of the filling is balanced out by the tartness of the cranberries, and whether you use a store-bought pie crust or make your own, this makes an easy and delicious dessert that’s perfect for the holidays. Also gluten-free and dairy-free, but hey, no one would know!
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Truffles (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
With a smooth and sweet pumpkin filling and a rich chocolate coating, these no-bake pumpkin pie truffles are about to be your favorite fall treat. These healthy pumpkin truffles are just to right amount of sweet, and are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a single bite! Plus, these delicious truffles make a fun treat for kids during Halloween and Thanksgiving. Totally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan too.
Easy Pear Custard Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
This easy pear custard pie is heaven in a skillet. Think creamy custard interlaced with sweet slices of baked pears, all cooked in one single skillet. This uncomplicated but gorgeous dessert goes straight from oven to table, and you can eat it directly from the skillet too, no one’s judging! Gluten-free and dairy-free too.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cream Pies (Dairy-Free)
These gluten-free oatmeal cream pies are the perfect sweet treat – rich buttercream filling sandwiched between two soft, chewy oatmeal cookies…yum! Totally dairy-free too, but no one would care!
Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie (Dairy-Free)
This amazing gluten-free lemon meringue pie is the perfect dessert for any special occasion (think Mother’s day, Christmas, Easter, or any day you want to celebrate at all). A deliciously light and flaky crust filled with smooth, citrusy lemon curd and topped with a sweet and stable Italian meringue that doesn’t weep even after a few days. Totally dairy-free too, but honestly you wouldn’t care!
Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Bread (Dairy-Free)
Tender and moist, this gluten-free cranberry orange bread is stuffed with fresh tart cranberries and flavored with orange zest for a flavorful and festive loaf! Perfect for celebrating this holiday season. Totally dairy-free too.
Cranberry Bread Pudding (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
This cranberry bread pudding is rich, creamy and delicious, and studded with fresh tart cranberries. When eaten freshly baked and warm, this gorgeous dessert fills you up immensely. Perfect for enjoying with family and friends during Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime during the festive holiday season. Also gluten-free and dairy-free, but nobody will know!
Chocolate Dessert Pizza (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This fun, easy and delicious chocolate dessert pizza makes a great alternative to the typical desserts options. A thin, crispy crust is spread with chocolate ganache and topped with fresh strawberries and chopped hazelnuts. Includes a homemade pizza dough recipe, but feel free to use store-bought pizza dough for convenience. Totally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan too! Perfect for the holidays or any special occasion, such as Valentine’s, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s.
5-Minute Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
The simplest vegan chocolate pudding you’ll ever make (it’s also gluten-free and dairy-free!). All you need is 5 minutes of hands-on time, a handful of ingredients, and a blender for this cashew chocolate pudding. How much easier does making a dessert as decadent as this get?
Candy Corn Cupcakes (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
These candy corn cupcakes are tender and fluffy, topped with a sweet marshmallow frosting and finished with a candy corn. They’re the perfect sweet treat for Halloween trick or treat parties, or your fall harvest celebration. Totally gluten-free and dairy-free too.
Gluten-Free Apple Crumble (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
In this easy gluten-free apple crumble recipe, soft, tender apple chunks are topped with a deliciously crunchy crumble topping! It’s the perfect dessert to celebrate fall, and enjoy during Thanksgiving dinner or holiday meals. Totally dairy-free and vegan too, but no one would care!
Gluten-Free Blackberry Cobbler (Vegan)
This easy gluten-free blackberry cobbler is perfect for a summer dessert – a bed of sweet, juicy blackberries topped with crumbly batter baked till golden brown and crunchy. Totally dairy-free and vegan too.
Easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
The simplest microwave peanut butter fudge ever that’s big on flavor with a short ingredient list! Just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of hands-on time to get a creamy, decadent and crazy good fudge oozing with peanut butter flavor! This is the perfect dessert for the holidays, and is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan but it tastes so good no one would know!
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (Flourless, Dairy-Free)
These 4-ingredient gluten-free peanut butter cookies are so easy to make, are ready in under 30 minutes, and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free too, these flourless peanut butter cookies make the perfect anytime snack. If you’re a peanut butter lover, you definitely need these soft, rich and chewy cookies in your life!
Gluten-Free Crumbl Cookies (Dairy-Free)
These copycat gluten-free Crumbl cookies are perfect for the fall season! Filled with pumpkin flavor and topped with a sweet delicious frosting and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice, these pumpkin crumbl cookies are totally dairy-free too, but no one would care! This holiday season, bake a batch (or two) of these amazing cookies to enjoy!
Soft, Chewy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies (Dairy-Free)
Crispy on the outside, but soft and chewy inside, these delicious gluten-free pumpkin cookies are the perfect treat or snack for the fall. Super easy to make, a batch of these pumpkin cookies comes together in under an hour. Make a batch or two to enjoy during the fall! Totally gluten-free and dairy-free too, but no one would care!
Moist Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake (Dairy-Free)
Tender and moist, this easy gluten-free pumpkin cake is filled with pumpkin flavor and topped with a delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting. A delicious sweet snack or dessert for the fall, this pumpkin spice cake is sure to be a favorite! Totally dairy-free too.
Amazing Flourless Almond Cake (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
This flourless almond cake is amazingly tender and moist. Made with almond meal instead of flour and flavored with lemon zest, it’s also topped with sliced almonds and sprinkled with powdered sugar for just the right amount of sweet. Perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or a light dessert during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s or Easter. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and low carb too.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake (No-Bake, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
Smooth and creamy, this delicious gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake is also both dairy-free and vegan, but you’d never know it! Made with cashews and coconut oil for creaminess, and a base of almond meal, this is the perfect dessert for pumpkin season and fall in general. Serve this during Thanksgiving and the holidays and impress your guests!
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes (Dairy-Free)
These easy gluten-free pumpkin cupcakes are filled with pumpkin flavor, studded with chocolate chips, and topped with a decadent chocolate frosting. They make a tasty sweet snack or dessert for the fall, and are perfect for your holiday table! Totally dairy-free too.
Mini Pavlova Nests (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
Crispy on the outside, soft and pillowy inside, these mini pavlova nests are filled with sweet cream and lemon curd, and topped with fresh strawberries and mint leaves. This gluten-free pavlova recipe is easier to prepare than it looks, and makes the perfect holiday dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or whenever you want something sweet. Totally dairy-free too.
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