The Best 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 over the years. Grain-free dessert recipes like our chocolate cheesecake are equally classic and delicious. It's hard to beat the rich flavor and texture of a silky smooth cheesecake!

  • 01 of 09

    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    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.

  • 02 of 09

    Gluten-Free Apple Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

    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.

  • 03 of 09

    Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

    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. It is super sweet so try a dollop of whipped cream on the side for balance.

  • 04 of 09

    Gluten-Free New York Cheesecake

    Cherry Cheesecake
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    Thanksgiving is all about the pie, but we think there's room for cheesecake, too. This recipe uses canned cherry pie filling, which helps save time.  

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  • 05 of 09

    Gluten-Free Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze
    Teri Lee Gruss

    Quintessentially fall flavors, cinnamon and pumpkin, combine to make an irresistible cookie, perfect for dunking in your after-dinner coffee or tea.

  • 06 of 09

    Gluten-Free Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe

    Plate with Tarte Tatin garnished with mint leaves
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    This classic apple upside down will look stunning on your dessert table and tastes delicious as well. 

  • 07 of 09

    Gluten-Free Fruitcake

    gluten free fruitcake
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    While you typically associate fruitcakes with Christmas, they make for a tasty (yes, really!) dessert for Thanksgiving, too. This recipe calls for eight cups of dried fruits and nuts for a more flavorful dessert.  

  • 08 of 09

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Cheesecake

    Gluten-Free Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe Image
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    This absolutely luscious, ultra decadent gluten-free Irish Cream chocolate cheesecake recipe is actually an easy, no-bake recipe. Whether on gluten-free diets or not, people will swoon over this super silky cheesecake.

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  • 09 of 09

    Gluten-Free Molasses Ginger Cookie Recipe

    Molasses and Ginger Cookies Recipe
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    Gluten-free molasses ginger cookies are big cookies with a pronounced molasses flavor. Take this dessert to the next level by adding a scoop of ice cream to make a homemade ice cream sandwich.