Desserts for ALL Dietary Restrictions

Hosting is hard. Hosting while accommodating all your guests dietary restrictions, preferences and current diets is nearly impossible.. Below are some tips and tricks to make the end of your celebration sweet and easy!

Always have fruit. Most dietary restrictions and diets can enjoy fruit so have some on hand. Enjoy the season and dress it up by using a fun bowl or platter. You can also make fun dips to go with the fruit such as a maple whipped cream.

Semi home made is OK. You may be a top notch baker, but making dairy free, gluten free, vegan desserts are time consuming and take practice. Use pre made cakes or mixes and dress it up with homemade toppings and garnishes.

Remember to ask questions. Dairy free baking may be new to you, but your lactose intolerant guests navigate dessert on a regular basis. Ask them what they like, what works and doesn’t work for replacements in recipes and where they get their recipes. They will be happy you are putting in the effort.

Make desserts everyone can enjoy! This won’t work with every dietary restriction, but if you have a guest with nut allergies, leave them out of dessert. Gluten free? Why not a flour-less chocolate cake. Dairy free? Try a lovely meringue dessert with seasonal fruit. Don’t create more work making multiple desserts. Try to find something that will accommodate most of your guests. This will help you and will also avoid dessert envy!

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Smoked Paprika Carrot Crostini

Carrots - 1 bunch

Olive oil – 1/4 th cup

Apple cider vinegar – 1 tbsp

Smoked paprika – 1 tbsp

Salt and pepper - to taste

Baguette – 1

Cooking spray or olive oil

For Carrots:

Preheat oven to 375F

Peel and wash the carrots then cut them into a small dice, approximately ¼ inch

Mix together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper then toss with

carrots. Put the carrots on a baking sheet and cook in the oven until tender, approximately 20


Chill down and serve cold.

For Crostini:

Preheat oven to 350F

Slice bread thinly, approximately ¼ inch.

Spray with cooking spray or brush with olive oil on both sides and lightly sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 350 until lightly golden brown and crispy. Approximately 10 minutes.

To Serve:

Place a small spoonful of carrots on the crostini

This is an easy and delicious meal for entertaining. You can make the carrots and crostini the day

before then just assemble before your party. Everyone will love the rich smoky flavor of the

crostini while still being vegan friendly.


If you want this dish to be richer, try adding a thin layer of mascarpone or ricotta on the crostini

before adding the carrots.