11 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Medically reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on November 3, 2015Written by Anna Schaefer on November 3, 2015
Gluten Free Pie

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without pie. Just because you have celiac disease or are gluten sensitive doesn’t mean you have to go without your favorite holiday indulgences. We rounded up some of the best gluten-free pie recipes for your holiday baking.

1. Double-Layer Pumpkin Pie

Don’t let anyone tell you eating gluten-free has to be boring! An indulgent twist on a classic, this double-decker pie uses gluten-free graham cracker for the crust, and has a cheesecake layer hiding beneath the pumpkin pie.

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2. French Apple Pie

French apple pie is traditionally loaded with gluten, as it’s packed with dough throughout, with apples nestled inside. This recipe from Betty Crocker achieves the same deliciousness using a gluten-free baking mix.

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3. Sweet Potato Pie

When it comes to Thanksgiving pie, you’re probably either a pumpkin or sweet potato kind of family. If it’s the latter, this pie is a must-try. This crustless pie is also a good option for those who prefer to remove the gluten rather than replace it.

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4. Banana Caramel Pudding Pie and Tart

If you’re looking to go a little less conventional, these individual tarts are great alternatives to the norm. Your first thought might be that these mini pies would be perfect at the kids’ table. But children aren’t the only ones who enjoy their own personal desserts — you might need to make extra.

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5. Pumpkin Pie

When you have additional dietary restrictions, finding appropriate recipes becomes even more difficult. This one is a crowd pleaser for those who are gluten intolerant, vegan, and even those at your table who don’t have restrictions.

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6. Chocolate Macaroon Pie

If you’re a coconut fan, this pie is for you. The crust, as the authors note, is basically a giant coconut macaroon cookie. The filling? All chocolate. You can forgo the classic pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving and no one would notice if this is on the table!

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7. Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

These tiny treats would be good for dessert or even a mid-morning coffee break. It uses coconut milk for the whipped cream, making it another hit for the vegans around your table.

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8. Pumpkin Pie with Praline & Coconut-Pecan Crust

This jazzed-up version of pumpkin pie fancies up the crust a bit using a mix of pecan and flaked coconut. It’s both classic and unique, and because it’s gluten-free, it’s a winning combination.

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9. Chocolate Sweet Potato Torte

Sweet potatoes certainly have their place at the Thanksgiving table, but never before in a dessert concoction like this. This gluten-free option is a delicious — and nice-looking — dessert option.

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10. Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is traditionally loaded with things like butter and sugar… and more sugar. But this alternative uses things like molasses, agave, and silken tofu to deliver much of the same flavor and texture with the added benefit of vegetarian protein.

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11. Butternut Squash Pie

Sweet potatoes and pumpkins shouldn’t be the only vegetables getting the Thanksgiving pie treatment. This recipe from NPR uses butternut squash as a foundation and hallmark fall spices.

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