Decadent Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

Pumpkin pie is a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s not always everyone’s favorite. If you’re looking for an alternative to the classic, try one of these decadent gluten-free desserts (some are also dairy-free, soy-free, and/or vegan).  You and your guests will never guess they are “free from” desserts!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Red Wine-Soaked Figs and Vegan Buttercream
Reprinted with permission from JENNIFER’S WAY KITCHEN by Jennifer Esposito

This decadent dessert is a show-stopper through and through! Shh, no guess this moist delicious cake is vegan and gluten-free. 

Gluten-free Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Soaked Figs

Easy Turtle Pumpkin Pie
Recipe by Foodista/Image by Neil Conway

Caramel. Chocolate. Pecans. Pumpkin. Yum!

Gluten-free Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Contributed to Foodista From Jessica’s Kitchen

These pumpkin spice cupcakes are moist, flavorful, and filled with spice, then top with this marshmallowy meringue frosting

Gluten-free Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Contributed to Foodista by Divalicious Recipes

Pumpkin bars slathered with a cream cheese frosting are a delicious cake baked with coconut flour. This low carb and gluten-free cake will have you reaching for more.

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Cake (gluten-free, soy-free, vegan)
Contributed to Foodista From Jessica’s Kitchen

This pumpkin spice cake is wonderfully moist and full of pumpkin spice. It’s topped with a delicious pecan streusel and a decadent dark chocolate drizzle.

Gluten-free, soy-free, vegan Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Cake

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe (Gluten-Free)
Contributed to Foodista by Flavor Walk

Not everyone is a fan of pumpkin pie. Instead, serve up some chocolately goodness like this easy no-bake cake.

No-Bake Gluten-Free Oreo Cheesecake

Winter Spiced Pear Cake (Gluten-Free)
Contributed to Foodista by Laura Bray

Serve this warm spiced pear cake with vanilla bean ice cream or a dollop or two of whipped cream. Delish!

Gluten Free Winter Spiced Pear Cake

Gluten-Free Apple Strudel
Contributed to Foodista by The Healthy Apple/ Image by

This easy apple strudel has lovely hints of rosemary and orange.  

Gluten-Free Apple Strudel

The Best Blueberry Pie… Ever! (Paleo/Vegan/Gluten-Free)
Contributed to Foodista by Justina Elumeze

Made with a rich pastry crust and filled with sweet, plump, juicy blueberries (frozen are okay!), this superfood blueberry pie is pure decadence!

Gluten-free, paleo, vegan Blueberry Pie

Mini German Chocolate Cakes for 2

Having an intimate Thanksgiving? These Mini German Chocolate Cakes are the perfect ending to any meal.

Gluten-free mini German Chocolate Cakes