Tag Archives: Gluten-free desserts

Gluten-Free Cherry Frangipane Tart

  It’s really all my mother’s fault. About eighteen months ago she called to tell me about a dessert that friends had brought to her house for a dinner party. She raved about the flavor, the texture and the beautiful color. What was all the fuss about? A cherry frangipane tart. She was practically swooning. And then the punch line: maybe you could make one? Well, I found out that there are a lot of interpretations of frangipane in the […]

Gluten-Free Nostalgia for the Holidays- Ice Box Cake

  It all started when my friend Betsy told me she was making a chocolate icebox cake using Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers over the Thanksgiving holiday. After years of eating gluten-free, I realized I hadn’t made (or eaten) this iconic dessert from my childhood in more than a decade. It was time. Time for a little gluten-free nostalgia. I decided to make the cake the way I remembered it – a long log shape that is sliced on the diagonal; […]

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars and No Good, Very Bad Super Storm

  I meant to write about my recipe for pecan pie bars at the beginning of last week but I was punched down by a super-storm. We lost electric power for eight long days and nights. I lit candles and walked around with a flashlight. I ate pasta more times in a week than I usually do in three months (it’s easy to cook on a gas stove top). I drank hot chocolate with marshmallows every single day (yes, really). […]

Fresh Berry Tart with Gluten-Free Tart Shell

I think of my mother whenever I make a fruit tart. She made fresh berry versions in the summer in a large metal French tart pan that had a removable bottom. When she brought them to the table there would always be a chorus of oohs and aaahhs. And now, I wanted to make my mother’s beautiful red, white and blue fresh berry tart for a 4th of July celebration. Berry tarts are best if you can make them during […]