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19 Thanksgiving Desserts for the Nut-, Dairy-, & Gluten-Free

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Maybe your nephew is allergic to peanuts, or grandma wants to avoid dairy. Or possibly the new in-laws don’t eat gluten. In a meal focused on togetherness, it’s only fair that everyone gets to enjoy the meal on Thanksgiving. And yes, that includes dessert. While apple or pecan or pumpkin pie are classics, they can be heavy on the gluten, nuts, and dairy. The good news? They're hardly the only autumnal desserts out there. Experiment with new, gluten-free pumpkin treats, like creme brûlée, chiffon cake, or crustless pie (aka pumpkin pudding!). Bake apples into a vegan crisp, or poach pears in ruby red wine. Try a citrusy twist on sweet potatoes or opt for soft, chewy spice cookies. Here, we've gathered 19 naturally gluten-, dairy-, or nut-free desserts we’re grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Gluten-Free, Tastes Great

Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
Artusi’s Butternut Squash Pie (Torta di Zucca Gialla)
Artusi’s Butternut Squash Pie (Torta di Zucca Gialla)
Pumpkin Pavlova with Pecan Brittle

Pumpkin Pavlova with Pecan Brittle by Kendra Vaculin

Buckwheat Persimmon Bread

Buckwheat Persimmon Bread by Alice Medrich

Fig Upside-Down Cake

Fig Upside-Down Cake by Alice Medrich

Brown Butter Candied Apple Clafoutis

Brown Butter Candied Apple Clafoutis by Amanda Hesser

Ginger-Apple Crumble Pie (Gluten and Dairy-Free)
Ginger-Apple Crumble Pie (Gluten and Dairy-Free)

No Nuts, No Problem

Rosemary Pear Cake
Rosemary Pear Cake
Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes (for Dessert!)

Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes (for Dessert!) by Josh Cohen

Apples Baked in Cider

Apples Baked in Cider by Sally

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte
Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte
Pumpkin Chiffon Cake
Pumpkin Chiffon Cake
Pumpkin Flan
Pumpkin Flan

Vegan & Very Delicious

Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie

Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie by Gena Hamshaw

Soft Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Soft Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies by Ashley McLaughlin

You Won't Believe it's Vegan Pumpkin Pie
You Won't Believe it's Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Apple Crisp
Vegan Apple Crisp
Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake by Lisa Bryan

Red-Wine Poached Pears

Red-Wine Poached Pears by Kenzi Wilbur

Tell us how you accommodate everyone's dietary needs from appetizers to dessert, below!

Automagic Thanksgiving Menu Maker!
Automagic Thanksgiving Menu Maker!

Tags: nut-free, special diets, dietary restrictions