Whenever I have guests who are gluten-free coming to my home, I tend to panic and worry about what I can prepare for a sweet treat. I shouldn’t because I have made many delicious gluten-free desserts over the years. I thought it would be easier to find these recipes if they were all corralled in one place, hence this 16-recipe round-up. From virtuous pistachio-encrusted chocolate-dipped dried apricots, to a decadent, show-stopping flourless chocolate torte, these desserts have been tested and are crave-worthy. Click on the highlighted link to access the recipes.
“A party without cake is really just a meeting.” Julia Childs
This easy but elegant cake has it all: it is gorgeous, moist, gluten free, not too sweet and topped with ripe, plump plums. The ground almonds and almond paste marry well with the fruit while the orange zest and juice adds a bright note to the ricotta, a perfect pairing of flavors. The almond meal gives the cake some toothy texture and plenty of healthy protein so you can eat it without guilt. A sprinkling of sliced almonds adds crunch and another layer of almond flavor. This is a lovely, gluten free cake that is delicious for brunch or as a special dessert. Substitute peaches, nectarines or figs instead of the plums. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.