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Dec 6, 2012 11:24 AM

gluten-free maple dessert?

i'm making dessert for my friend's birthday dinner party (probably for 15 people).
it has to be gluten-free and she has expressed a preference for something maple flavored...
one idea i had is to make individual maple pot de cremes (found a recipe from saveur)... any other suggestions?

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  1. pots de creme would be lovely. or you could make a maple mousse - serve in martini or parfait glasses & garnish with a shard of spiced nut brittle.

    1. You could do maple creme caramel, flan or creme brulee.

      1. Found this recipe, although you'd have to adjust the flour to make it gluten-free.
        Post on the Special Diets board as to how to do it, if this is at all interesting to you.

        Also, at this time of year, you can find maple sugar candy in the shapes of maple leaves, Santas,
        and other seasonal shapes. One might be cute in a cellophane bag as a party favor.

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        1. re: nemo

          I LOVE maple candy. I was just going to say, whatever you make, a small piece as decoration would be cute.

        2. This thread should be on the Special Diets board.

          I don't know if the following recipe qualifies as gluten-free but it's a favorite of mine. The idea of maple with mocha may sound odd, but it is very good:

          MAPLE MOCHA PUDDING (from The Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich)
          3 T cornstarch
          1 T instant coffee or espresso (powder form)
          1 t cocoa powder
          pinch salt
          3 egg yolks
          3 cups milk
          1/2 c maple syrup (preferably grade B)
          1 T butter, cut in little pieces
          1 t vanilla extract
          Whisk first 4 ingredients in large, thick-bottomed pot. Slightly whisk egg in different bowl, then whisk in milk and maple. Gently whisk the liquid into the dry, beginning to heat on mediium-high. Bring slowly to boil, stirring gently throughout and scraping sides. When it starts boiling, continue stirring for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Ladle into 4-5 serving dishes. If you don't want a skin atop the puddings, top each with plastic wrap or a piece of wax paper cut to size. Let cool to room temp before chilling. Serve plain or with flavored whipped cream.

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          1. re: greygarious

            Special diets gets a tiny amount of traffic, and people on special diets are still cooking at home. Where to post should be left up to the OP.

          2. Can you layer crisp meringues with maple pudding and frost with whipped cream? Then top with mixed salted nuts?