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Gluten-Free Cherry Dessert Recipes

5 Delicious Gluten-Free Cherry Dessert Recipes


Cherries add great flavor - and antioxidants to gluten-free buckle, cheesecake, preserves, easy candy clusters and, of course, pie!

1. Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Buckle

Image Gluten Free Cherry Almond Buckle Recipe
Photo 2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Buckles are old-fashioned, Americana cakes loaded with fruit. When the cake batter bakes, the generous amount of fruit in the batter rises up and "buckles" the surface of the cake, hence the name "buckles."

Recipe for Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Buckle

2. Blackbird Bakery Classic Gluten-Free Individual Cherry Pies

Recipe for Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free Cherry Pie
2011 © Blackbird Bakery / Karen Morgan, reprinted with permission

This gorgeous recipe for Classic Gluten-Free Individual Cherry Pies comes from the creatively talented gluten-free baker Karen Morgan. Karen is the founder of Blackbird Bakery in Austin, Texas, author of the recently released cookbook Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free and the blog "The Art of Gluten-Free Cooking."

Recipe for Blackbird Bakery Classic Gluten-Free Individual Cherry Pies

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3. Gluten-Free New York-Style Cherry Cheesecake

Gluten-Free New York-Style Cherry Cheesecake Image
Image 2011 istockphoto

This decadent gluten-free version of New York cheesecake is made with 2 pounds of cream cheese and 1 pound of sour cream! The crust is made with gluten-free graham-style crackers and the cake is topped with gluten-free canned cherry pie filling. The result of this easy recipe- a spectacular, wildly crowd-pleasing dessert.

Recipe for Gluten-Free New York-Style Cherry Cheesecake

4. Spiced Brandied Cherries

Brandied Cherry Image and Recipe
2011 (c) Molly Watson, Guide to Local Foods

This recipe for spiced brandied cherries comes from our Guide to Local Foods. When cherries are in season preserve them using this delectable recipe and you will have your own homemade supply of spiced brandied cherries to enjoy throughout the year.

Recipe for Spiced Brandied Cherries from About.com Guide to Local Foods

5. Cherry Almond Clusters

Cherry Almond Cluster Recipe
2011 (c) Elizabeth LaBau, About.com Guide to Candy

This super easy recipe, from our Guide to Candy is a combination of tart dried cherries, toasted almonds and velvety white chocolate - yum! What a great gift from the kitchen this simple homemade candy recipe would be!

Recipe for Cherry Almond Clusters from About.com Guide to Candy

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