Favorite Gluten-Free Desserts

Enjoycreamy custards and puddings, baked fruits, and tangy sorbets for dessert as well as cookies and cakes made with gluten-free products. Recipes that are tagged as “gluten-free” do not include products that normally contain gluten.  However, some recipes with the gluten-free tag may call for ingredients such as sauces or mixes that may or may not contain gluten, so be sure to read ingredient labels carefully.

  • Chewy Caramel Apple Cookies
    Oxmoor House

    Chewy Caramel Apple Cookies

    These old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookies are extra sweet with the addition of caramel candies and chopped apple. Even folks who don't need to eat gluten-free cookies are likely to devour these, so you'd better bake an extra batch.
  • Chocolate Pots de Creme
    Oxmoor House

    Chocolate Pots de Crème

    This no-fuss dessert requires less than 15 minutes of prep time, and the finished product is sure to draw oohs and aahs from guests of all ages. You can make it the morning of the party, and everyone will think you worked all day.
  • Frozen Vanilla Custard
    Oxmoor House

    Frozen Vanilla Custard

    Homemade ice cream is a convenient go-tos when you want an easy dessert. Use this custard as a base for many flavors by adding your favorite gluten-free ingredients such as fruit or chopped candy when it's almost frozen.
  • Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies
    Oxmoor House

    Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies

    These gluten-free cookies taste just like old-fahsioned oatmeal cookies but they've got chocolate chips and chopped nuts, so they're even better. If you happen to be allergic to nuts, just leave the nuts out and add more chocolate chips or raisins.
  • <p>Gluten-Free Caramelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake</p>

    Gluten-Free Caramelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    This cake has a gorgeous caramelized crust, rum-soaked pineapple, and is 100% gluten-free!
  • Gluten-Free S'More Bars
    Oxmoor House

    Gluten-Free S'more Bars

    This kid-friendly gluten-free dessert is perfect for after-school snacks or a dessert treat after the kids have eaten their veggies!
  • Mocha Cream Brownie Wedges with Fresh Raspberries
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    Mocha Cream Brownie Wedges with Fresh Raspberries

    You'd never guess by looking at this sophisticated dessert that it started from a boxed brownie mix.
  • Pina Colada Cheesecake Bars
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    Piña Colada Cheesecake Bars

    This recipe uses a small amount of coconut flour, which is slightly sweet, high in fiber (3 grams per tablespoon), and gluten free. Look for it in health-food stores or order online. You also can substitute an equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Chocolate Layer Cake
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    Chocolate Layer Cake

    This stunning dessert is also delicious using unsweetened almond milk in both the cake and frosting.
  • Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Cake
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    Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Cake

    As the cake bakes, it separates into two layers, a tender chocolate spongelike cake and a rich chocolate-cherry sauce.
  • Carrot Cake
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    Carrot Cake

    This deliciously moist cake is chock-full of carrots, nuts, and raisins.
  • Chocolate Chai Sherbet
    Scott Peterson

    Chocolate Chai Sherbet

    Deep, rich flavor abounds in this creamy sherbet featuring bittersweet chocolate, ground spices, and the subtle spiciness of chai tea.
  • Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Dried-Cherry Sauce
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Dried-Cherry Sauce

    Creamy rice pudding is ultimate in a comfort food dessert. The tart cherry sauce is a pleasing contrast to the rich, sweet pudding.
  • Ambrosia


    Revel in the sweetness of winter fruit with this no-cook medley topped with coconut.
  • Almond Crème Caramel

    Almond Crème Caramel

    Chopped almonds add both texture and flavor to this luscious classic custard.
  • Baked Apples with Meringue

    Baked Apples with Meringue

    It's a perfect alternative to apple pie–baked apples with a crisp meringue topping and a chunky apple-raisin sauce.
  • Citrus Tea Sorbet
    Randy Mayor

    Citrus Tea Sorbet

    Showcase the tangy flavor of fresh grapefruit and orange juices by combing them with tea and freezing the mixture into an icy dessert.
  • Fresh Orange Sorbet
    Photo: Iain Bagwell, Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Fresh Orange Sorbet

    All you need to make this refreshing sorbet is a few oranges, a couple of lemons, sugar, and water. It's a great way to use the oranges that come in holiday fruit baskets.
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