When Christmas dinner comes around and you have someone with gluten intolerance/allergy among your family or friends, it can be quite difficult to find or create a festive dessert – particularly if you want to serve traditional Christmas puddings, cakes and other treats such as mince pies. The obvious thing to do is to make a special sorbet or semi-freddo which everyone can enjoy. Alternatively, try out some our Gluten-free Christmas desserts below which you can make individually for the person(s) with gluten issues or serve to everyone instead of a normal pudding.
This no-bake gluten-free cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts to serve after Christmas lunch, as it’s light and delicious and requires no baking at all. The base can be made from gluten-free ginger cookies, which taste just as good as the normal ones. For baked gluten-free cakes, muffins, cookies, slices and brownies see Gluten-free baking.
Crumble is the one of the easiest desserts to transform into gluten-free. Just use a gluten-free flour mixture, ground almonds or oatmeal instead of regular flour. These crumble recipes have festive flavours and spices – so they’re ideal to finish off a Christmas lunch. Serve them with custard or ice-cream.
- Plum and prune crumble
- Mulled wine and dried fruits crumble
- Fig and orange crumble
- Mixed berry crumble
Fruity fools, trifle and baked fruit
Trifle is another dessert that can easily be changed into a gluten-free version. Also these fools, compotes, baked winter fruits make wonderful Christmas desserts for everyone – particularly those who want something lighter and more healthy.
- Baked fig trifle
- Baked figs with honey and almonds
- Easy pomegranate ice-cream
- Yogurt and pomegranate dessert
- Spiced mandarin with pomegranate
- Cherry fool
- Winter fruit compote
- Maple baked persimmons with pomegranate
Gluten-free Christmas treats
These little treats are perfect snacks at the end of dinner, served with coffee – they also make excellent Christmas gifts! More homemade Christmas gift ideas :-
- Cherry and coconut Christmas pud bonbons
- Orange and hazelnut Christmas pud truffles
- Danish rum balls
- Vegan hazelnut cookies
- Simple gluten-free cookies
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