The Best Little Gluten Free Dessert in Virginia

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner because this is my new favorite way to make and serve desserts.   It was so easy and fast to make with already having the Blueberry Ice Cream ready in the freezer.  This was a great gluten free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free dessert for Father’s Day.  I keep sneaking in vegan dishes and no one in my family thinks anything about it. They will forget this line they just read.

I basically took my Blueberry and Blackberry Crumble Pie and made it in my muffin pan.  I use Breads From Anna for the pie crust as usual.  One package made an entire pan full of crusts.  I pre-baked the crusts a little so the topping and the crust would be done at the same time.  The filling was the same and the topping the same.

The sauce that I drizzled on top of everything was melted blueberry jam.  The same that I use for the filling.  I like Wild Oats Naturals jams (just a name, no oats involved) that are sweetened with fruit juice instead of sugar.  But don’t get any ideas that this is not a sweet dessert.  It’s very sweet and it was a big hit!

I’ve frozen the rest so now, anytime we want a little gluten free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free dessert, I can pop it into either the microwave or oven to heat up and we’re good to go.

Don’t forget tomorrow is Friday Foodie Fix and the Secret Ingredient is Spinach! I hope you will join in with your recipes either by using Mr. Linky to link back to your blog post or by leaving it in the comments section.  If you have a blog post using spinach, new or old, I’d love for you to share it and provide a link back to the Friday Foodie Fix page post tomorrow within your post.

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22 Responses to The Best Little Gluten Free Dessert in Virginia

  1. gfe--gluten free eas June 25, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    I didn't realize until I just looked that Anna's bread mixes are rice free–what a great choice for you and others who don't do rice, Diane. Your dessert looks wonderful. Instant, mini frozen desserts–delish idea. (I always wish restaurant desserts would be served in smaller portions.)

    Vegan is like gluten free … make it taste good and nobody is looking for what is missing. :-)

    Shirley

  2. gfe--gluten free easily June 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm #

    I didn’t realize until I just looked that Anna’s bread mixes are rice free–what a great choice for you and others who don’t do rice, Diane. Your dessert looks wonderful. Instant, mini frozen desserts–delish idea. (I always wish restaurant desserts would be served in smaller portions.)

    Vegan is like gluten free … make it taste good and nobody is looking for what is missing. :-)

    Shirley

  3. Carol, Simply...Glut June 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    OMG! How good does that look? Yum!

  4. Carol, Simply...Gluten-free June 26, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    OMG! How good does that look? Yum!

  5. Jessie July 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    I really need to not be so rice dependant :) I love the look of this dessert. Incredible!

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:47 am #

      Jessie- I think I ate so much rice after going gluten free that my body rebelled and now it just explodes if I eat it. Everything in moderation unless it's gluten.

  6. Jessie July 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    I really need to not be so rice dependant :) I love the look of this dessert. Incredible!

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

      Jessie- I think I ate so much rice after going gluten free that my body rebelled and now it just explodes if I eat it. Everything in moderation unless it’s gluten.

  7. Linda July 8, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    That was a great idea to make it in a muffin tin. I'll have to remember that!

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:42 am #

      Linda- There are so many possibilities for using muffin pans for things other than muffins. I hope to keep finding more. Shirley at Gluten Free Easily made her crab cakes I believe in a muffin pan. I believe those of us who have to think outside the gluten box come up with more ideas than those just moving along.

  8. Linda July 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    That was a great idea to make it in a muffin tin. I’ll have to remember that!

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

      Linda- There are so many possibilities for using muffin pans for things other than muffins. I hope to keep finding more. Shirley at Gluten Free Easily made her crab cakes I believe in a muffin pan. I believe those of us who have to think outside the gluten box come up with more ideas than those just moving along.

  9. Jen July 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    My mouth is watering looking at that dessert! We love blueberries in our house too!

    OOOOOH! I have a fun spinach recipe that I will share on Friday. :)

    We'll be out of town, so if I can get the wi-fi to work where I am, I will definitely join in!! Thanks for the reminder.

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:41 am #

      Jen- Hope you realize that spinach was last week's Friday Foodie Fix. But you can add in recipes anytime. I'll be doing a mid summer recap so people will get to see them again. Blueberries are regular around here. I almost bought a blueberry bush I saw at Whole Foods but my son reminded me I kill anything we bring into the house. Oh well.

  10. Jen July 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    My mouth is watering looking at that dessert! We love blueberries in our house too!

    OOOOOH! I have a fun spinach recipe that I will share on Friday. :)

    We’ll be out of town, so if I can get the wi-fi to work where I am, I will definitely join in!! Thanks for the reminder.

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

      Jen- Hope you realize that spinach was last week’s Friday Foodie Fix. But you can add in recipes anytime. I’ll be doing a mid summer recap so people will get to see them again. Blueberries are regular around here. I almost bought a blueberry bush I saw at Whole Foods but my son reminded me I kill anything we bring into the house. Oh well.

  11. Amy Green/Simply Sug July 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm #

    Diane – I love using muffin pans to make a 'mini' anything. And this take is great. I make a blueberry cheesecake ice cream that tastes like the real thing and we love to put it (or any ice cream) with my latest baked treat. This looks so good….I think I need a fork. :)

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:38 am #

      Amy- wow cheesecake ice cream. That sounds so naughty. I love it!

  12. Amy Green/Simply Sugar & G July 9, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    Diane – I love using muffin pans to make a ‘mini’ anything. And this take is great. I make a blueberry cheesecake ice cream that tastes like the real thing and we love to put it (or any ice cream) with my latest baked treat. This looks so good….I think I need a fork. :)

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

      Amy- wow cheesecake ice cream. That sounds so naughty. I love it!

  13. Gina (Gluten-free Go July 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful dessert! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Gina (Gluten-free Gourmand) July 10, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful dessert! Thanks for the recipe!

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