16 Best Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Celebration-Worthy Sweets Without Eggs or Dairy

Vegan Apple Cobbler with Cloves and Allspice

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If you follow a vegan diet or expect a vegan guest or two at your Thanksgiving dinner, then whip up one of these delicious desserts so that everyone can end their meal on a sweet note. From classic pumpkin pie to cheesecake to bread pudding, everyone will enjoy these holiday-worthy desserts, no matter their diet.

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    Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    Easy vegan pumpkin pie recipe

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    Silken tofu makes a creamy base for this classic pumpkin pie. Pumpkin puree and plenty of spices give the dessert all of the fall flavors you're looking for. Top with a dollop of vegan whipped cream for the perfect end to a Thanksgiving meal.

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    Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    Gluten free vegan pumpkin pie

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    If you have guests will multiple dietary restrictions, satisfy them all with this gluten-free and vegan pumpkin pie recipe. The filling only requires a few simple ingredients and some autumnal spices, and the crust is simply made with rice flour, shortening, and water.

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    Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

    Vegan Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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    After spending all day cooking a fancy meal, there's no need to sweat dessert. A perfectly spiced pumpkin cookie will be a pleasing, simple end to the meal, especially when served with coffee or hot tea. Kids will love these cookies, too. Add vegan chocolate chips if you're a chocolate lover.

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    Vegan Pumpkin Pudding

    Vegan pumpkin pudding recipe

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    Ditch the crust all together and make irresistibly creamy pumpkin pudding. Made with pumpkin puree and soy milk, there's no need for dairy or eggs in this pudding recipe. Cornstarch thickens up the mixture without distracting from the flavor. Try topping with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a grating of cinnamon or nutmeg.

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    Easy Vegan Bread Pudding

    Easy vegan bread pudding recipe

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    Bread pudding is a warm, comforting dish, perfect for a chilly autumn night. This basic recipe is easy to customize by adding dried or fresh fruit, nuts, and other flavorings. It's also a great way to use up excess or day-old bread.

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    Vegan Apple Cobbler with Cloves and Allspice

    Easy vegan cobbler

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    Easier than a pie, but just as delicious, apple cobbler is a rustic and satisfying Thanksgiving dessert. It's easy to change up the fruit based on what you have lying around, too. Toss in a few cranberries, swap half of the apples for pears, or add dried fruit like raisins.

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    Vegan Cranberry and Pear Holiday Pie

    Vegan Cranberry and Pear Holiday Pie Recipe

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    With a sweet, tart, and lightly spiced fruit filling and a crumble top, this vegan cranberry and pear pie is sure to be popular at your Thanksgiving feast. Everyone will make room for the buttery, fruity dessert that just happens to be vegan. Fresh or frozen cranberries will work and any type of good baking pear.

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    Easy Vegan Apple Pie

    Vegan Apple Pie

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    Vegan apple pie only requires a few simple ingredients. If you use a pre-made vegan pie crust, the recipe comes together in a flash. A tart, firm apple like Granny Smith is best for this recipe since it adds nice flavor and won't turn to mush when baked. A little vegan ice cream would go nicely with this pie.

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    Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Vegan pumpkin cheesecake

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    Silken tofu and vegan cream cheese make up the base of this egg-less, dairy-free pumpkin cheesecake. With the perfect level of sweetness and spice, no one will know it's not the real thing. Make this ahead of time so it has time to chill in the fridge before serving.

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    Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    Vegan chocolate pumpkin cake recipe

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    A chocolate pumpkin bundt cake is perfect for feeding a crowd and it looks impressive with a drizzle of vegan ganache. The moist, rich cake is just as good the next day, so make it ahead so you have more time for preparing dinner. Once cool, wrap it tightly and add the ganache or a dusting of powdered sugar just before serving.

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    Vegan Apple Spice Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting


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    Kids and adults alike will dig into these vegan apple spice cupcakes. Moist and flavorful, they look lovely without much effort. Pipe vegan buttercream on top and sprinkle with chopped nuts or drizzle with caramel sauce to make them extra special.

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    Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies

    Easy vegan pumpkin cake mix cookies

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    It doesn't get much easier than pumpkin spice cake mix cookies. With just three ingredients, kids can help whip up these treats. They're tasty enough to take on the dessert course by themselves, but they also make a nice supplement to a fruit pie.

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    Homemade Dairy-Free Cherry Cheesecake

    Homemade dairy-free cherry cheesecake

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    Cheesecake is always special occasion-worthy and Thanksgiving is no exception. If you're not a tofu fan, this cherry cheesecake recipe uses dairy-free cream cheese and sour cream to form a thick, creamy filling. Canned cherry pie filling keeps things simple, but you can make your own if you like.

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    Super Moist Vegan Carrot Cake

    Vegan Carrot Cake

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    Moist vegan carrot cake is easy to make and can be prepared a day in advance, cooled, and tightly wrapped. The warm spices make it a lovely fall dessert, and it's even better topped with vegan cream cheese frosting. Frost, decorate, and slice just before serving for the best results.

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    Quick Vegan Chocolate Pie

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    Silky smooth and decadent, this quick and easy chocolate pie doesn't even require baking. Melt the chocolate, combine the ingredients, and chill until set. You can use a pre-baked vegan flaky pie crust or make a simple graham cracker crust.

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    Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

    Vegan sweet potato pie


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    It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without sweet potato pie. This vegan version uses canned sweet potatoes so you can skip baking or steaming the potatoes. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender, whirl it up, and bake it. Simple as that!