Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
Graham Cracker-Apple Crisp
Fruit, the ultimate dessert component, is the base for the majority of these vegan recipes. Seasonal favorites like apples, cranberries, and pears make for sweet treats that are sure to please.
This crisp is just as delicious for breakfast as it is when served for dessert. The combination of gluten-free oats and graham crackers gives the topping a unique texture that complements the soft apple filling. Substitute whipped coconut cream for the whipped topping, and you've got a dairy-free dessert.
Brandied Preserved Figs
This recipe will work with any fresh figs you have, such as Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, or Black Mission. Enjoy them as a simple dessert on their own, served with ice cream or yogurt, or as a salad topper. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.
Grapefruit Granita with Pear-and-Pom Relish
No need to relegate icy treats to the summertime. This granita will make a fantastic addition to your holiday get-togethers.
Intense Fruit Gelées
This addictive chocolate confection is a spectacular way to blend cranberries and almonds. You can also vary the recipe with other dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots, figs, or cherries. Wrap in clear plastic and tie with a dark green ribbon for a lovely holiday gift.
Cranberry-Whiskey Sour Slush
Is it a drink or dessert? Who cares? It satisfies both cravings.
French Apple Tart
This free-form apple tart is easy, spectacular, and evocative of the season.
• • Make it Vegan: Use a vegan pastry dough—one made with vegetable shortening—and leave off the crème fraîche.
Chocolate-Sea Salt Breadsticks
If you have leftover pizza or bread dough, put it to delicious use.
Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries
Simmered in sweet white wine, raspberries deliver fancy flavor. This fruity dessert is fast to make but has a subtle touch of sophistication.
These simple cookies give just the right amount of sweet to satisfy your craving. Make a few batches, and freeze some to enjoy throughout the season.
This delicious dessert not only tastes great, but is chock full of nutrient-rich fruit and whole grains as well. It's equally good warm or cold, and whipped coconut cream makes a nice topping.