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In the past, going gluten-free was a tough life sentence. It was nearly impossible to find ingredients to make edible recipes, let alone whip up a dessert that had any flavor—or a texture that didn’t feel like sand. But times have changed! These 25 gluten-free desserts are sweet treats that anyone will enjoy.

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1. Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart

The name says it all: savory chocolate and a zing of ginger. Yum! You’re not going to be able to resist going for a second slice of this.

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2. Rose Petal Brownies

Do you love rich fudge? Then make these no-bake brownies, stat!

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3. Pistachio Apricot Tart

It’s totally true that you eat with your eyes first. But the balance of sweet and tart in this recipe will make your taste buds happy too!

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4. Lemon-Raspberry Pavlova

Light and airy, this is the dessert you want to make every night of the week. 

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5. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Whoever invented the cookies-and-jam combination was absolutely brilliant. Make these little bites of heaven for your next cookie swap!

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6. Apple Rose Tart

Talk about a stunner! This dessert is just the thing to serve when you want to be the envy of all your friends, gluten-free or not!

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7. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Who says you can’t have pumpkin desserts year round? Make these throughout the year for yourself and share them with your kids or coworkers (whoever gets to them first).

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8. Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

This creamy dessert is so delicious, you won’t even notice that there’s no flour or cream cheese in it. Oh, and it’s dairy-free too!

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9. Easy Nutella Mousse

Locate that container of Nutella in the pantry and put it to use. You know, other than spreading it on breakfast toast.

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10. Fig and Ricotta Flatbread

If cheese can be a dessert, so can this sweet flatbread with ricotta and sweet figs. Pour a glass of crisp cider for the perfect pairing!

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11. Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love the surprising kick of citrus injected into these perennial favorites.

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12. Almond Butter Blossom Cookies

Chewy and dense, these cookies give you all the feels!

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13. Apple Crisp

Ooey and gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside, just as it should be. Don’t forget to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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14. Chocolate Coconut Almond Tart

Calling all Almond Joy lovers: This is the classic candy bar on steroids!

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15. APPLE MUFFINS WITH ALMONDS

You don’t often see apple and almonds together. But why not get your daily serving of fruit and nuts in one sweet dessert?

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16. Rice Pudding

It’s always better if you can make a dish where you don’t have to sub ingredients. Because, by the way, rice pudding is naturally gluten-free! (Thanks, Coterie member Liz Falcigno.)

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17. Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Frosting

Who would ever guess that a vegan gluten-free cake could be this moist and delicious? (Thanks, Coterie member Dorit Jaffe!)

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18. PEAR AND PISTACHIO ROSE CAKE

Edible rose petals make this gluten-free rosewater cake extra Insta-worthy. Hashtag yum.

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19. No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

We’ve never met a scoop of mint chocolate chip we didn’t like, but this version takes it over the top with real mint instead of the artificial stuff.

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20. Coconut Rice Pudding with Rhubarb Compote

The secret to this creamy rice pudding? Three types of milk (whole milk, coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk), plus a crunchy rhubarb topping.

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21. A Fruicuterie Board

Skip all that baking nonsense and assemble an eye-catching fruicuterie board of mixed fruit and cheese galore.

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22. APPLE BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE TART

Almond flour and superfine brown rice flour create the crumble for this tart, which uses any blend of seasonal fruit and spices.

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23. FLOURLESS COCOA COOKIES

Flourless chocolate may as well be renamed “gooey richness” since it’s basically that: a molten and gluten-free chocolate dessert.

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24. LEMON CAKE

Cauliflower (yep, you heard us) adds oomph to this gluten-free, vegan lemon cake that literally everyone will love.

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25. HOT CHOCOLATE WITH SALTED-CARAMEL WHIPPED CREAM

Not all desserts need flatware. Case in point: rich melted chocolate dressed up with homemade whipped cream, a drizzle of salted caramel and your favorite mug.

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