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35 Gluten-Free Fall Desserts to Spice up the Season

It’s your favorite time of year to cuddle up in a cozy sweater and relish a little fall baking.

I have filled this round up with my best gluten-free fall dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth, and then added even more fall treats from online food blogger friends.

Choosing just a few sweet treats from this mouthwatering collection will be a challenge!

On this list, you’ll find… Simple ingredients. Fall harvest fruits and vegetables. Warm, autumn seasonings. No gluten.

Questions about gluten-free ingredients? I address those in more detail at the end of this post.

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Scroll through these gluten-free fall recipes and choose one. Or two. Or three. 

Gluten-Free Apple Desserts

Apple is the quintessential fall fruit. Share a rustic Apple Galette or Apple Ricotta Cake with friends. Make Apple-Cobbler-for-One. And bring your own Apple Cider Donuts when you visit the apple orchard.

gluten-free apple galette on browned parchment paper
Gluten-Free Apple Galette
This Gluten-Free Apple Galette is simple but impressive. The rustic crust is flaky, and the filling is packed with fall flavors.
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gluten-free apple crisp in a white pie dish with a Burgundy trim, small chalkboard sign on the white, wood table reads: apple crisp
Gluten-Free Apple Crisp (Dairy-Free/Vegan Option)
Easier than apple pie (and better tasting), this delicious gluten-free apple crisp recipe is simple enough to make with kids and is an excellent addition to your holiday dessert table or any meal during apple season. The recipe intro covers choosing gluten-free oats. There is also an oat-free option if you cannot tolerate oats.
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Caramel Cream Cheese dip on a platter with sliced red apples, green grapes, and brown mini muffins.
Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip Recipe
Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip takes just a few minutes to prepare and has only three ingredients. Serve this sweet dip with tart apples, your favorite fresh fruit, gluten-free graham crackers, or homemade gingersnap cookies!
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a baking sheet full of a pile of gluten-free apple cider donuts
Gluten Free Apple Cider Donut Recipe
The best, baked donuts to get you into the spirit of fall! Ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for a trip to the apple orchard!
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A small tan colored bundt cake, drizzled with white icing, on a white plate.
Gluten-Free Apple Butter Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze (Vegan)
Enjoy this healthier spin on Gluten-Free Apple Butter Bundt Cake made with quinoa flour. It combines the deep and rich flavors of apple butter & seasonal spices, all in a half-size bundt cake.
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Apple crumble in a white mug on a grey counter, with cinnamon sticks and apples next to it.
Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler in a Mug (Vegan, No Sugar Added)
This Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler in a Mug recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes and serves one. It's perfect to take to Thanksgiving or any fall get-together where you need your own gluten-free dessert!
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Birds' eye view of round apple ricotta cake, brown, with apple slices swirled along the top.
Gluten-Free Apple Ricotta Cake
Apple Ricotta Cake is a delicious way to celebrate apple season. Moist, tender, ricotta-richness, and just the right amount of sweetness.
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3 gluten-free apple pie bars on top of a red and white gingham napkin.
Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping
Easier than apple pie! This recipe for gluten-free apple pie bars has all the flavor of classic pie without the work.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Desserts

These are the best gluten-free pumpkin desserts, from traditional Pumpkin Pie to Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu. Pumpkin, not turkey, will be the true star of your Thanksgiving dinner.

birds eye view: most of a pumpkin pie with pastry leaf shapes decorating the side and five in the center, plaid blue/aqua dish towel in the background
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
The BEST Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie recipe with an easy, flaky, homemade crust. The delicious pumpkin pie filling is packed with your favorite fall spices & brown sugar for even more seasonal flavor. Decorative leaf cutouts add to the rustic fall charm.
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Birds eye view: orange mini pumpkin and a swirled pumpkin cheesecake bar on a wood and marble cutting board on top of an orange dish cloth.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Gluten-free, pumpkin cheesecake bars are an easy-to-make twist on the classic pumpkin pie. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any autumn gathering!
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Mini pumpkin and 3 pumpkin pasties with lightning-shaped vent cut on a cutting board.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasties (Sweet)
These individual pumpkin pasties are adorable and delicious. They are easy to bring along as a dessert-for-one option, so you have a gluten-free treat at Thanksgiving gatherings. Or add a lightning-shaped zig-zag to vent, and you have gluten-free Harry Potter pumpkin pasties for your next Harry Potter movie night.
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A ramekin with pumpkin creme brûlée with a spoon holding a bite resting on top. Other ramekins of pumpkin brûlée, cinnamon sticks and a small bowl of pumpkin puree are also on the coutnter.
Pumpkin Creme Brulee
What could be better than creme brulee? Pumpkin Creme Brulee! All of the richness and caramelized sugar of classic creme brulee combined with your favorite fall flavors. A make-ahead dessert perfect for Thanksgiving or any autumn gathering.
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A slice of gluten-free pumpkin dump cake with pecans on a small white plate with a fork, and another slice in the background.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Dump Cake (Dairy-Free Option)
This Pumpkin Dump Cake is so easy to make and is bursting with pumpkin spice. You will love the pecan praline topping!
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A slice of pumpkin tiramusu with visible light orange creamy layers and chocolate layers, with one bite on a fork.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu (Dairy-Free)
This Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu combines the fall flavors of a pumpkin spice latte with your favorite Italian dessert. It is creamy, rich, and delicious—all without the gluten and dairy.
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A sliced pumpkin chocolate bundt cake with visible swirls of chocolate and pumpkin.
Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
This Chocolate Pumpkin Cake mixes your favorite fall flavors with chocolate in a showstopper orange and chocolate design that will wow your guests. If you do not have a gluten-free pumpkin pie spice mixture, the recipe includes instructions to make your own with individual spices.
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Birds' eye view of a gluten-free pumpkin roll with a few slices showing cream cheese and pumpkin cake swirl.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll
Gluten-free Pumpkin Roll is a moist pumpkin cake rolled with a delicious cream cheese filling. This Libby's copycat recipe is made with canned pumpkin, gluten-free flour & fall spices.
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Gluten-Free Spiced Fall Desserts

You will love the warm flavors of these gluten-free dessert recipes packed with seasonal spices, including ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Chewy cookies and the best gluten-free cinnamon rolls ever are on this list!

Gluten-Free gingersnap cookie with a bite missing. 4 more gingersnaps in the background.
Gluten-Free Gingersnaps (Dairy-Free)
The perfect fall treat, these CHEWY gingersnap cookies are easy to make with simple gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients. They are the most delicious gingersnaps you have ever tasted, gluten-free or otherwise!
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Gluten-Free Gingerbread House bundt cake sprinkled with powdered sugar that looks like snow.
Gluten-Free Gingerbread House CAKE
Gluten-free and full of flavor, this easy-to-make gingerbread house bundt cake creates a magical childhood memory as your kids cover it with frosting and candy. Or sprinkle it with powdered sugar for a simple and elegant presentation. I use the Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Bundt Pan, but you can add a Halloween Twist with the Haunted Manor Bundt Pan.
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overhead view of a gluten-free cinnamon roll on a wood and marble cutting board
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
These gooey, gluten-free cinnamon rolls taste just like the real thing! They are soft and fluffy and everything you've missed about cinnamon rolls.
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Gluten Free Spice Cake with Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten Free Spice Cake with Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting
The perfect combination for fall… this Gluten-Free Spice Cake is full of autumn spices, then paired with a delectable cream cheese frosting. You'd never guess that it's gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Gluten-Free Pear Desserts

Another fall favorite fruit, pear is fabulous when combined with chocolate, cinnamon, or made into a beautiful tart. These simple recipes will give you that cozy fall feeling.

A pear standing up, half coated with chocolate sauce, on a white plate with whipped cream and mint leaves on the side, and a bowl of pears in the background.
Poire Belle Helene
Poire Belle Helene is a classic French dessert of poached pears with chocolate sauce. It is an easy and delicious dessert perfect for autumn!
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Birds' eye view of of a pear tart with four pear halves sliced and placed in the tart branching out from the center as if they were flower petals.
Gluten-Free Pear and Frangipane Tart
This traditional British Pear and Frangipane Tart is a gluten free version of the original. It is delicious, flaky, the perfect texture!
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Four pear halves sprinkled with cinnamon and filled with walnut pieces.
Cinnamon Baked Pears with Crunchy Walnuts
This recipe makes a cozy, fall treat for two. Cinnamon and pears are a tasty match when topped off with yogurt and walnuts. Healthy, simple, and delicious!
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Gluten-Free Upside-Down Pear Cake
This moist upside-down pear cake is flavored with juicy pears and spiced with cinnamon and ginger. Made with almond flour and sweet honey, it's a beautiful fall cake recipe you can can feel good about eating!
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Gluten-Free Orange & Cranberry Desserts

Cranberries, oranges, and spices will carry you all the way through late autumn and into early winter. These desserts are lovely at any holiday table from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Gluten-Free Cranberry tart topped with a pie-crust leaf cut-out. Sugared cranberries in the foreground and more cranberry tarts in the background.
Gluten-Free Mini Cranberry Tarts
Delicious sweet and tangy cranberry filling in a buttery crust. This easy dessert is perfect for every celebration from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day! It's a fabulous way to use up leftover cranberry sauce and pie dough after a holiday feast.
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Gluten-Free cranberry & orange scones on wooden board with icing drizzled on top of the scones and a little bit on the board. Twinkling lights on a tree in the background.
Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Scones
This gluten-free cranberry orange scones recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. Add it to the sweets' table at your next fall brunch!
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A round orange cake, topped with a slice of orange (twisted) and two green leaves.
Gluten Free Orange Cake (Sicilian Whole Orange Cake)
This orange cake is undetectably gluten-free! Moist, light, and delicious, with a delectable crumb and full-on orange flavor (from a whole orange).
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Pieces of cranberry coffee cake, natural color with bright cranberries. 2 pieces are visible in the front and more are blurred in the background.
Gluten-Free Cranberry Coffee Cake
This Cranberry Coffee Cake is easy to make, has a wonderfully soft texture, and a rich fresh cranberry flavor. Made with almond flour, it’s packed with healthy fats while being low in carbs, gluten-free, and super delicious!
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Birds' eye view of orange bundt cake with icing and spices on top.
Gluten Free Orange Spiced Bundt Cake
This Orange Spiced Bundt cake pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. It's bursting with orange flavor, from heart-healthy orange-infused olive oil, with just the right amount of spice.
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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Desserts

I’m a huge fan of vitamin-A-rich sweet potatoes in any form, even more so in a dessert! Even the beautiful rustic-orange color says fall.

Sweet potato pudding in a glass, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. Cinnamon sticks and more glasses of pudding in the background.
Sweet Potato Pudding (Vegan)
All you need to make this easy sweet potato pudding is seven ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
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Round sweet potato tart covered with whipped cream and sprinkled with sliced almonds and cinnamon.
Gluten-Free Japanese Sweet Potato Tart (Dairy-free)
This gluten and dairy-free Japanese sweet potato tart has a smooth rich filling with an easy homemade crust. Remember to use a Certified Gluten-Free oat milk, or substitute your favorite milk, if you cannot tolerate oats.
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A bright orange sweet potato oat cookie with chocolate drizzle on top and bite taken out. More cookies in the background.
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Oat Cookies
Soft and chewy Sweet Potato Oat Cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. Enjoy this sweet dessert that looks and tastes like fall! This recipe is for those who can tolerate gluten-free oats. I use Gluten-Free Prarie Oats, which are purity protocol oats, grown and processed separately from gluten-containing grains.
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Light brownish-orange sweet potato ice cream scoops in two glass ice cream dishes on a wooden cutting board. Ice cream cone in the foreground and sweet potatoes in the background.
Sweet Potato Ice Cream (Vegan)
Sweet Potato Ice Cream is the ultimate vegan fall dessert. This seasonal ice cream recipe is rich, creamy, sweet, and even refined sugar-free.
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Gluten-Free Maple Desserts

Sweet, golden maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes. It adds a distinct fall flavor to these desserts. Bake a showstopping cake and creme brulee, enjoy more casual cookies and donuts, or top off your favorite seasonal dessert with a simple Maple Whipped Cream.

tall white cake topped with whipped cream and walnut pieces, walnut pieces also scattered along the bottom 1-2" of the cake.
Gluten-Free Maple Walnut Cake (Dairy-Free)
Salty-sweet and stunning, this gluten-free and dairy-free maple walnut cake will have your guests coming back for seconds.
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A pile of five maple pecan cookies. More cookies in the background
Gluten-Free Maple Candied Pecan Cookies (Vegan)
These Vegan Pecan Cookies are the ultimate autumn cookie. This recipe is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!
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Creme brûlée topped with pecans, in a white ramekin. Small bowls with dark liquid and nuts in the background along with fall colored napkins.
Maple Creme Brulee
An easy creme brulee recipe with maple and brown sugar for the flavors of Fall. Topped with candied spiced pecans, the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
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A pile of baked gluten-free maple donuts topped with white icing.
Gluten-Free Maple Doughnuts
This recipe for maple doughnuts is quick, easy, and delicious. They pack a rich, sweet one-two punch with maple syrup in the batter and in the glaze.
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Gluten-Free Ingredients

A word about gluten. There are no gluten ingredients in any of these recipes. Whether you have celiac disease (like me), gluten intolerance, or otherwise need a gluten-free diet, these desserts are for you.

But as always, you need to vet your ingredients when you purchase them to make sure that the brands you buy have no hidden gluten.

Here are a few ingredients that pop up frequently in these recipes and deserve a little gluten-free discussion:


My favorite one-to-one replacement flour is King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour. I recommend it whenever the recipes simply call for gluten-free flour.

In other cases, when the recipe specifies a type of flour, such as almond flour or rice flour, use the flour listed in the recipe.


Oats are a hot topic in the gluten-free space. I cover the oats issue in detail in my Apple Crisp Recipe.

Discuss with your doctor. I have celiac disease, can tolerate gluten-free oats, and have been advised by my gastroenterologist to eat oats that are labeled gluten-free.

As an extra precaution, I personally use Gluten-Free Prarie Oats, which are purity protocol oats, grown and processed separately from gluten-containing grains.

There are two recipes on this list with oats. The Apple Crisp Recipe includes an oat-free variation. The Sweet Potato Oat Cookies do not, so skip that one if you cannot tolerate gluten-free oats.


Spices are naturally gluten-free but can have cross-contact with gluten. Additionally, gluten-containing ingredients are sometimes added to spice blends. I generally stick to spices that are labeled gluten-free or McCormick’s single spices (not blends). Learn more about gluten in spices.

Fall Harvest Ingredients

Most of the other ingredients are real foods that are naturally gluten-free and abundant during the fall season, like apples, pumpkin puree, pears, oranges, cranberries, and sweet potatoes.

Happy Baking!

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