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Easy Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie

This refreshing summer time recipe is a great dessert to cool off on a hot, steamy day.

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake and Chill Time: 3 hours
Serves 8

Ingredients
Crust
1 gluten free pie crust
–OR–
1 box (6 oz) of gluten free shortbread cookies, crushed into crumbs
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Filling
2 cups milk
2 pkgs (3 oz) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Meringue Topping
1 tub (8 oz) COOL WHIP Lite Whipped Topping, thawed and divided
2 cups Miniature Marshmallows, divided
2 Tbsp milk

Directions
1. Bake empty pie crust according to package directions –OR– Preheat oven to 350°. In small bowl, mix cookie crumbs with melted butter. Add cookie crust mixture to greased pie pan. Flatten crust with spatula until smooth. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes to strengthen the crust.
2. Meanwhile, in large bowl add all the filling ingredients to bowl. Beat with wire whisk until well blended, about 2 minutes. The mixture will be thick.
3. Spread 2/3 of the the pudding mixture onto bottom of crust; set aside. Add half the whipped topping to remaining pudding; stir gently until well blended. Spread over pudding layer in crust.
4. Place marshmallows in large microwaveable below. Add 2 Tbsp milk; stir. Microwave on high 1-1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until well blended. Refrigerate 15 min. or until cooled. Gently stir in whipped topping; spread over pudding mixture.
5. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours or until completely cooled. Top pie with leftover marshmallows and lemon zest if desired.

Mix up this recipe with your favorite pudding flavors and fresh berries. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Pudding Dirt Cups
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Fresh Gluten Free Raspberry Bars
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Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

I woke up today feeling terribly nauseous. My love picked up a package of crystallized ginger at the store to naturally help reduce the nausea. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that eating pure crystallized sugar can be difficult due to its powerful flavor. Thankfully, I was able to whip up these cookies in no time, and have fallen in love with this recipe. This may  now be every pregnant women’s dream recipe.

These soft, chewy gluten free cookies are the perfect blend of oats, chocolate and ginger. The smooth chocolate and crisp ginger combination in these cookies will keep you coming back for more.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yields 24 cookies

Ingredients
3 cups Gluten Free ‘Bob’s Red Mill’ Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
1 tsp salt
t tsp baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1-1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In food processor or blender, combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda. Pulse until oats are completely chopped, about six-1 second pulses.
3. In large bowl, beat melted butter and brown sugar until fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add eggs, honey and vanilla, mix about 1 minute. Add oat mixture and stir just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate and ginger.
4. Use two spoons to drop round tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies for 14-16 minutes on the top shelf. Cool on sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely. Continue making cookies with remaining dough and cooled sheets.

Store Cookies - To keep cookies fresh, pack the cookies in sealed containers with waxed paper between each layer.

Oatmeal Cookies – I am most definitely going to make this recipe again with white chocolate chips and cranberries. Mix up these cookies by replacing the chocolate chips and ginger with your favorite oatmeal cookie fillings like raisins, nuts and peanut butter chips. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Pudding Dirt Cups
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Gluten Free Chocolate Snicker’s Cookies
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Gluten Free New York Cheesecake


This light, refreshing cheesecake is unlike any I have had before. This is an all time favorite for our family, and is a great dessert to bring to any event. It truly is the perfect gluten free cheesecake.

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Chill Time: 5 hours
Yields 12 slices

Ingredients
Crust
1 (7 oz) pkg ‘Schar’ Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies, crushed
2 Tbs butter, melted

Filling
4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2  cups sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 (8 oz) sour cream
1 Tbs vanilla
1/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease round 9-inch springform cake pan.
2. In medium bowl, mix short bread cookie crumbs and melted butter with fork. Press onto bottom of prepared pan with flat spatula. (Spray bottom of flat spatula with cooking spray to reduce sticking)
3. In large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until creamy and smooth. Blend in milk and eggs; stir well, about 3 min. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until well blended and smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
4. Bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven and continue to keep cake in oven with door closed for 2 hours; this helps prevent cracking. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours or until ready to serve.

Cracking occurs in cheesecakes from over mixing the filling or having too many air bubbles. Rapid chilling of the cheesecake may also cause cracking. This method of cooling will prevent cracking, but be sure not to over mix the filling.

If cracking does occur; thinly slice strawberries on top to cover the cracking before serving. Most people will not even notice the cracking, because the cheesecake is simply divine.

This dessert can be served as is, as well as with berries of your choice. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies
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Delectable Gluten Free Chocolate Dessert
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Simple Gluten Free Apple Streusel

This gluten-free recipe is real simple to make and taste incredible.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients
4 red apples
2 Tbs firm margarine
1/2 c Gluten Free Bisquick baking mix
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash sugar

Note: peaches and apples can be used with their skins on or off.

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Peel, core and slice apples. Set apples aside to soak in bowl filled with water. While apples are soaking, in small bowl add firm margarine, Gluten Free Bisquick, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix ingredients together with hands until crumbly.
3. Drain apples and place them in baking dish, add dash of sugar and dash of cinnamon. Spread crumb mixture onto apples.
4. Bake for 45 min, or until apples are soft. Cool for 5 min, then serve.

Try advancing this recipe by topping the dessert with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle. You’ll be glad you did!

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Creamy Gluten Free Pink Fluff Salad

This gluten free salad has been a family tradition for each time we get together. Warning: may be addicting :)

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 lb cottage cheese
1 (3 oz) pkg strawberry jello
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (12 oz) bag mini marshmallows
1 (12 oz) container of cool whip

Directions
1. Simply combine all the ingredients
2. Chill until ready to serve.

Feel free to try different flavors of jello for this recipe.

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