28 Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes The Family Will LOVE
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Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Fall provides with a lot of fresh produce option to use as a base in any yummy dessert. The most popular options of course, are apples, pumpkins, pecans and cranberries.
I have collected for you the best of the best vegan Thanksgiving dessert recipes, so you don’t have to spend hours searching for them. Be it healthy, or indulgent, easy or a little more fancy, it’s your pick. Adults or kids, vegans or meat eaters alike will be delighted with any of these amazing dishes.
May your Thanksgiving dinner be filled with delicious pies and treats!
1. Apple Bourbon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream
The flavors of apple, cinnamon and bourbon are made for a Fall celebration. This three-layer cake has them all. Think warmly spiced apple cake with a luscious bourbon-apple filling all topped with a cinnamon-scented buttercream.
2. Pumpkin Mousse Pie
Why bother with stodgy old pumpkin pie when you can have a lighter-than-air slice of Thanksgiving flavor? This pumpkin mousse pie is not only vegan but it’s gluten, dairy and guilt-free.
3. Ginger Pear Bundt Cake
One of fall’s overlooked flavor pairings is the fabulous combination of pear and ginger. Sweet fruit with a warm kick of crystalized ginger turns this easy-to-make bundt cake into something applause-worthy.
4. Pumpkin Pie Parfait w/ Coconut Whip (gluten and soy-free)
I challenge you to find someone who doesn’t swoon when presented with a parfait — and this one’s super healthy. Vegan and gluten-free, its layers of pumpkin smoothie, crunchy granola and coconut cream are the perfect finale for a Thanksgiving feast.
5. Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Frosting
What do you get when you have a bunch of pantry ingredients, a mixing bowl and a craving for something amazing? A pumpkin cake with butterscotch swirl frosting! You heard right. This easy recipe turns out perfectly every time.
6. Apple Tart with Walnut Crust
Here is the wholesome dessert you’ve been waiting for. Sweetened with maple syrup, the apples burst with flavor atop of a walnut and oat crust. It’s a healthy autumn symphony.
7. Moist Chai Applesauce Cake
It’s Thanksgiving, so why not give that applesauce cake an upgrade by adding a little chai to the mix? One bite and you’ll weep for the time you wasted on those uninspiring cakes of the past.
8. Chocolate Plum Cake
This is a lovely and unique cake that combines roasted plums, dark chocolate and vegan crème fraiche. Sweet, tart and decadent, it’s a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table.
9. Caramel Apple Cobbler
Here are three darn good reasons to make this dessert. First — it all happens in one skillet. Second — tart Granny Smith apples with a biscuit topping, y’all. Third — it’s served with vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce.
10. Gluten-free Apple Pie
Let’s face it, Grandma was a good cook but everything the woman made had gluten in it. This recipe ushers apple pie into the 2020s and shows a modern generation how a gluten-free apple pie can be done.
11. AIP Salted Caramel Apple Parfaits
If your Thanksgiving celebration is like playing dietary restriction bingo, this dessert might just be something everyone can enjoy. This yummy looking, single-serve apple parfait is vegan and AIP-friendly as well as gluten, dairy and tree nut-free.
12. Easy Applesauce Spice Cake
Around the holidays, unexpected guests are inevitable. This applesauce cake is just the thing to have on hand. It’s easy to throw together and makes the house smell like home sweet home.
13. Pecan Pie
Never has the saying “easy as pie” been so accurate! Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving classic and this healthier, vegan version is so easy to make. Maple syrup replaces the corn syrup and tofu replaces the eggs. Simple!
14. Pumpkin Roll (gluten-free)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every Thanksgiving guest is secretly in the want of a pumpkin roll slice after their meal. Don’t fuss! This recipe is so easy and will please vegans and non-vegans alike.
15. Healthy and Creamy Pumpkin Pie
Just because it’s made with a squash, doesn’t mean that traditional pumpkin pie is healthy. That’s all about to change. This recipe swaps out the condensed milk and adds coconut cream, significantly upping the health factor.
16. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Dessert maxim — anything with layers is automatically impressive. When there’s cheesecake involved and it has a date and nut crust, it becomes one of the more epic vegan Thanksgiving desserts.
17. Whole Wheat Apple Pie
Apples are the star of this pie. It seems obvious but so many apple pies mask that apple goodness with too much spice, sweetness or other flavorings. This one’s all about the apples, baby.
18. Pumpkin Meringue Pie
If you’re looking for that old-fashioned tasting pumpkin pie from days gone by, look no further. Even though it’s been given a vegan transformation, it hasn’t lost any of that silky smooth texture and holiday flavor.
19. Pumpkin Muffins (gluten-free)
Want a pumpkin muffin recipe the whole family will love? This is it! Topped with cinnamon sugar, they’re light and fluffy and make a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert. Don’t tell the kids but they’re also vegan and gluten-free!
20. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake
There’s no better way to say Happy Thanksgiving, than to arrive at your family feast with a pumpkin cheesecake in hand. This version has a kick of espresso, perfect for combatting any post-meal drowsiness.
21. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread
During the holiday season, there’s nothing better than giving something homemade as a gift. How about a festive loaf of cinnamon sugar-topped pumpkin bread? It’s a sure-fire way into that special someone’s heart.
22. Raw Maple Pecan Pie
At Thanksgiving, when ovens are at a premium, this no-bake maple and pecan pie is a lifesaver. It only takes a few hours in the refrigerator, so you and the pie can both chill.
23. Salted Caramel Pecan Pie (gluten-free)
If you’re a fan of salty and sweet, then this is the Thanksgiving pie for you. The little bit of pink Himalayan salt jumpstarts the sweetness into high gear in this rich and decadent dessert.
24. Chocolate Ganache Pecan Pie
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. I present a luscious, no-bake chocolate ganache tart with pecans and an Oreo cookie crust. That’s three levels of awesome in one dessert! Bonus—it’s incredibly easy to make.
25. Apple Cranberry Slab Pie
What’s a slab pie? It’s a pie made in a shallow pan that creates more delicious surface area for feeding a crowd — ideal for Thanksgiving. The apples, raspberries and cranberries in this dessert taste like holiday happiness.
26. Pear Custard Pie With Caramelized Almond Crust
The pie’s pear custard has no dairy or eggs and comes together easily on the stovetop. The food processor makes it silky smooth and it’s topped with crunchy flaked almonds. It’s a texture and taste triumph.
27. Butternut Squash & Orange Cake
What in the world do you do with leftover Thanksgiving butternut squash? I know! You make a delightful vegan butternut squash and orange cake. Now those relatives still hanging around your house will have something fresh to nibble on.
28. Purple Sweet Potato Pie (paleo)
Would you like to liven up your Thanksgiving? Get a load of your guests’ faces when you come around the corner with this purple sweet potato pie in your hands! No food coloring but plenty of yum!
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28 Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes The Family Will LOVE
These fancy Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes are the perfect tasty additions to your menu. Dairy-free and egg-free cakes, pies and more.