As your Thanksgiving guest list starts to fill up, you’re bound to have a range of dietary restrictions you need to accommodate. Aunt Carol doesn’t eat meat, Uncle Tony can’t have pepper, and Cousin Scott is gluten free. The list is never ending, so let’s at least tackle one of those problems by finding the best gluten free Thanksgiving desserts. It’s a tall order, but that’s why you’re calling in an expert (aka me). In their taste tests, the Sporked crew has sussed out all sorts of good gluten free desserts that taste just as good as their glutinous counterparts. Here are five solid options for your gluten free Thanksgiving. You’re welcome, Cousin Scott!
- Katz Gluten Free Apple Pie
The Sporked crew recently taste tested one of these individual-sized apple pies, and it got a seal of approval from a few gluten free folks at Mythical HQ. The crust is very crumbly, but it’s nice and buttery tasting, and the filling is sweet and flavorful. If you have just one GF friend or family member at the ol’ Thanksgiving feast, this gluten free dessert is sure to make them feel special.
- Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Crust
If apple pie isn’t your thing, grab a gluten free pie crust to build your own gluten free Thanksgiving desserts. Sporked senior writer Jordan Myrick just tried the best gluten free pie crusts we could find and loved Wholly Wholesome’s version the most. It’s “crunchy, sugary, and light,” which makes it the perfect vessel for any sweet, gluten free filling you or your GF relations might be in the mood for.
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- My Mochi Pumpkin Spice
Mochi ice cream is a fun twist on the classic, as well as a brilliant gluten free Thanksgiving dessert because people can eat these little ice cream dumplings with their fingers, which means fewer spoons to wash later. (Or maybe you have a dishwasher and don’t care—luckyyyyy.) According to My Mochi, all their flavors are gluten free, but this one is the most seasonally appropriate. Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling described these as having a chewy mochi exterior with a nice creamy, spiced ice cream inside. These babies are proof that gluten free desserts can be easy and delicious. Just open the box.
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- Princella No Sugar Added Cut Sweet Potatoes + Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows
Yes, sweet potato casserole is technically a Thanksgiving side dish, but if you’re making the kind that’s covered in toasty mini marshmallows, let’s be honest with ourselves—that’s basically dessert. Pick up a can of Princella No Sugar Added Cute Sweet Potatoes and a bag of Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows, and combine these two gluten free ingredients to make a GF dessert everyone can love, whether they eat it alongside their turkey or with their after-dinner coffee.
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- Tate’s Bake Shop Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tate’s doesn’t just make the best chocolate chip cookies, they also make the best gluten free cookies, period. And while store bought cookies might seem like a lame gluten free Thanksgiving dessert, I promise, these things are far from lame. These things are light and crispy-crunchy, and even if you usually like chewy cookies, you won’t be able to resist their majorly buttery flavor. Jordan promises these taste like the real deal, so you can (and should) add this to your gluten free desserts rotation if you’re serving GF and non GF folks alike.
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