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gluten-free maple dessert?

hungry_united Dec 6, 2012 11:24 AM

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?

  1. jmcarthur8 Dec 7, 2012 08:10 PM

    For our gluten intolerant friend last weekend, we made a dessert that was pumpkin -maple cheesecake frozen yogurt with sugared cinnamon pecans on top. It was a big hit.

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      sandylc Dec 7, 2012 07:43 PM

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

      1. greygarious Dec 7, 2012 06:17 PM

        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
          jvanderh Dec 7, 2012 09:38 PM

          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.

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          nemo Dec 6, 2012 11:58 AM

          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
            jvanderh Dec 7, 2012 03:08 PM

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

          2. chowser Dec 6, 2012 11:36 AM

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

            1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 6, 2012 11:31 AM

              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.

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