Recipe Round-Up: Gluten Free Desserts

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Whenever I have guests who are  gluten-free coming to my home, I tend to panic and worry about what I can prepare for a sweet treat.  I shouldn’t because I have made many delicious gluten-free desserts over the years.  I thought it would be easier to find these recipes if they were all corralled in one place, hence this 16-recipe round-up.  From virtuous pistachio-encrusted chocolate-dipped dried apricots, to a decadent, show-stopping flourless chocolate torte, these desserts have been tested and are crave-worthy.  Click on the highlighted link to access the recipes.

1-  Frozen Banana Cherry Ice Cream

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Cranberry- Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark with Candied Orange for Gifting

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‘Tis the Season!  Candy bark is the workhorse of edible gifting. This dark chocolate bark comes together in minutes and looks fabulously decadent wrapped  for gift giving. Sweet cranberries and crunchy toasted pecans are enveloped in dark chocolate  to give the bark texture and a nice contrast in flavors.  Hidden inside is the surprise bite of candied orange peel to make the bark more interesting.  Strewn on top are more cranberries, pecans and the crowning touch:  a dusting of Fleur de sel.  The finished bark is beautifully festive.  For presentation, I filled cellophane bags with the bark and tied them with a cranberry~colored velvet ribbon. These were nestled inside themed birchbark paper cones with a sprig of evergreen tucked in(instructions for making the cones at the end). To save time, you can use commercially available candied orange peel or candied ginger.

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