Vegan Desserts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is about eating wonderful turkey for many people, but it’s also about giving thanks to those who matter most. And the greatest way to express to your family and friends how much you love them is to consider all of their desires and requirements during your holiday feast — which, of course, includes making the best vegan desserts for Thanksgiving.

Fortunately, there are a variety of delectable vegan sweets for the entire family to enjoy, ranging from delectable pie recipes to delectable cakes, cookies, tarts, and more.

We’ve picked up some of the greatest vegan sweets you’ll want to create for your Thanksgiving feast this year to delight the plant-based individuals in your life. These quick and easy Thanksgiving sweets feature the greatest fall tastes (such as pumpkin, apple, and pecan) and are the perfect finale for a delicious holiday feast filled with the best vegan Thanksgiving dishes.

Even though these vegan dishes are suitable for individuals on a dairy-free or gluten-free diet, the greatest thing is that they are indulgent enough for the entire family to enjoy — even those who prefer sweet, savoury, or a little bit of both.

Sweet Potato Pie

Your Thanksgiving dessert table will be the talk of the town when you serve this vegan sweet potato pie! A traditional southern pie that is simple to create without butter or eggs, yet no one would suspect it is vegan! A store-bought pie crust or my gluten-free, vegan pie crust make this fantastic dish incredibly simple to prepare and serve. Making your pie is a piece of cake in comparison. You can make this delectable pie at home if you have the required components.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a traditional holiday treat that should not be missed. The sweet, spicy pumpkin custard filling is a classic and wonderful combination when baked in a handmade (or shop purchased) pie crust and topped with a dollop of Vegan Whipped Cream (or whipped cream).

It is very easy to prepare this dish. All you have to do is combine the ingredients, pour them into the pan, bake them, and serve them! This vegan pumpkin pie is sure to be a success at your Thanksgiving dinner table this year.

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

This apple pie with a crumb topping is ideal for the fall and winter seasons and will make you many new friends if you bring it to holiday celebrations. The finest vegan apple pie ever, naturally sweetened and created in just one dish! Caramelized apples with a crunchy pecan-oat topping. Dessert ideal for autumn. This is ideal for a Thanksgiving dessert!

Carrot Cake

This vegan carrot cake is the greatest you’ve ever had! It’s delicious and creamy, with tart lemon buttercream icing and crumbled walnuts on top. It is topped with vegan cream cheese icing and walnuts (or maple sweetened coconut whipped cream).

This is now my go-to carrot cake recipe, and I’m sure it’ll be yours as well! Carrot cake is delicious! It offers the impression that you’re eating something rather nutritious. I mean, you’re eating your vegetables! They are an excellent option for Thanksgiving dessert.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Delicious and easy to make, this homemade pumpkin pie without a crust is always the first! A creamy and almost custard-like texture to this pumpkin pie, which is made without the use of a crust. Anyone who tries it will be in love from the first bite. As a result of my repeated requests for the recipe, several readers have written in to inform me that they cook it not just on Thanksgiving but all year long!

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

vegan hummingbird cake on white cake stand

It’s hard to think of a better dessert than a Hummingbird Bundt Cake for springtime or holiday gatherings. It’s vibrant, sweet, tropical, and oh-so-delicious! So whether you’re shivering in the cold or basking in the sun, this is a wonderful burst of sunshine!

The hummingbird cake is a classic dessert that dates back to the 1970s, and it’s easy to see why it’s still so popular. It’s full of amazing flavors¾bananas, pineapple, pecans, and a bit of cinnamon. Then, with some vegan sorcery, we easily obtain leavening and structure! Okay, it’s just some basic chemistry, but I guarantee you won’t be able to distinguish between this cake and a non-vegan one!

Vegan Cranberry Fluff

Chopped fresh cranberries, crushed pineapple, chopped apples, grapes, pecans, vegan mini marshmallows, and coconut whipped cream combine to make the perfect Thanksgiving holiday side dish. The perfect Thanksgiving holiday side dish is vegan cranberry fluff (also known as cranberry salad or millionaire’s salad).

Vegan Pound Cake

Are you looking for more Thanksgiving ideas? A Vegan Pound Cake so rich and delicious that no one will believe it’s vegan. It’s covered with a delicious vanilla glaze and makes a delectable dessert, sweet breakfast, or noon snack.

Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake is delicate, creamy, and delicious any time of year. It’s sweet, fluffy, and full of flavor. This creamy, rich vegan pineapple upside-down cake is topped with pineapple, cherries, and caramelized brown sugar. It will amaze your visitors and then mysteriously vanish since it is so excellent.

This cake is very simple to make, and while you can use fresh fruit, you can also use canned, making it ideal for serving family or holiday visitors. Though this year’s Christmas season looks a little different, it won’t last forever.

Vegan Tiramisu

This delicious vegan tiramisu is sure to impress your guests. With silky, creamy layers and a deep espresso flavor, you’ll have a hard time believing this decadent dessert is vegan. Delicious vegan tiramisu is my adaptation of the famous Italian dessert that is creamy, pillowy soft, and filled with rich, robust flavors. Furthermore, it is also gluten-free, alcohol-free, and caffeine-free. It is a meal that is appropriate for every occasion.

Blueberry Cheesecake

It would be impossible to tell that these vegan blueberry cheesecake bars are dairy-free since they are so rich and creamy. These bars, which are made with a soft walnut date crust, a cashew cheesecake filling, and a sweet blueberry jam, are fully vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with natural sugar. They’re also really simple to create! To make wonderful vegan cheesecake bars, combine the ingredients, spread them out, and freeze them.

Thumbprint Cookies

Look no farther than this delightful, soft, and jam-filled thumbprint biscuit. Basic to create, these Vegan Thumbprint Cookies are very tasty, and only five simple ingredients are needed to complete the recipe! Baked in the oven, these soft buttery cookies have a creamy texture and are filled with your favourite jam filling. We’re talking about the deliciousness that melts in your tongue. Make these cookies at any time of year, but they are especially delicious as a Christmas treat.

Vegan Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Shortbread Cookies are buttery, crunchy, and great when served with a cup of hot tea or coffee. You only need four ingredients, making them ideal for Christmas or any time of year. Shortbread cookies are a basic and straightforward delicacy that can be created with only a few simple ingredients. Make these delicious vegan shortbread cookies for your family, friends, and yourself at any time of year. Your family will love them!

Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding is a delicious and popular Caribbean dessert dish that is easy to make. This deliciously rich pudding is bursting with flavor and is impossible to resist.

On a Sunday afternoon, reward yourself with a slice or two of the pie after supper. For those of you who enjoy sweet potatoes, this recipe is just what you’ve been looking for. It’s delightful and sweet, and it’s packed with comforting spices. This may make for a wonderful Thanksgiving dessert.

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie is as tasty as it is eye-catching in its color combination. It’s created from purple yams, which gives it a completely natural vibrant purple hue that stands out. It’s a show-stopping moment! Oh, and this purple sweet potato pie also happens to be paleo and gluten-free, which is a bonus.

Pumpkin Fluff

If you want a soft and fluffy sauce to dip your gingersnap cookies, then this Vegan Pumpkin Fluff recipe is especially for you. It has a mild pumpkin pie filling flavor. It requires a few basic ingredients and is easy to prepare (it takes less than 5 minutes). A must-try recipe for a Fall party or Thanksgiving dinner. 

Gluten-Free Chinese Almond Cookies

These gluten-free Chinese almond cookies are not only ideal for Chinese New Year celebrations, but they are also great for regular snacking. They are delicate, yet they have a wonderful crisp bottom and edges that are not overcooked. These cookies may be served as a treat, added to parfaits, or used as pie crusts without the need to bake (when crushed and combined with melted butter). These circular biscuits are meant to symbolize coins, which are believed to bring good fortune.

Pecan Pie

For Thanksgiving dinner, desserts are undoubtedly the most essential and memorable component since they provide a delicious ending to the meal. The best vegan meal for you and your guests to enjoy nutritious and tasty is Pecan Pie, which we have for you today. This dairy- and the egg-free plant-based dish is devoid of corn syrup and offers a gluten-free option for your visitors who are vegetarian or vegan.

Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake

This Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake is a delicious twist on a traditional dessert. A layer of fresh raspberries runs through the middle of this soft cake, which is topped with lemon cream cheese icing. The texture is fantastic, the fresh lemon and raspberry combination is delightful, and the icing adds a sour but sweet richness that is fabulous. Making this dish would make a unique Thanksgiving dinner; I’m sure this would be a great choice.


Vegan snickerdoodles! Vegan snickerdoodles that are soft and pillowy! These fluffy and delectable cinnamon-sugary snacks are so quick and easy to make that you’ll want to make them every other day! So simple, so delicious, and so quick and easy to prepare. If you decide you want some vegan snickerdoodles right now and have all of the ingredients on hand, you could have a freshly baked batch in front of you in 25 minutes! Isn’t it quite tempting?

They’re similar to sugar cookies but with a lot more cinnamon delicious delight! The key to making delicious vegan snickerdoodles is to make them soft. Therefore,  you don’t want to bake them for too long.

Molasses Cookies

Crinkly, soft, and chewy vegan molasses cookies are bursting with holiday flavor: caramel and cashew-butter-flavored perfection. If you make one cookie recipe this holiday season, these chewy vegan sweets are a must. Because they are refrigerated at room temperature, these cookies will stay soft and chewy for days and are ideal for giving. You could even make cookie gift boxes for relatives and friends by baking them with vegan gingerbread cookies!

Apple Pie Filling

If your Thanksgiving dinner resembles a sort of dietary constraint bingo, this dessert may be something everyone can enjoy. Vegan apple pie might be the other star of your vegan Thanksgiving feast. The vegan apple pie that’s creamy, delicate, and oh-so-satisfying. A warm Thanksgiving dessert that will warm everyone’s heart.

This delectable-looking single-serve Apple pie filling is vegan, AIP-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, and tree nut-free. It’s really tasty, wonderful, and just the right amount of sweet. One of the most delightful and comfortable sweets I’ve ever had. It adds a great winter feel to your table, as well as the way your kitchen smells when you bake it.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

What could be better than a classic cheesecake? This autumn-themed dessert is ideal for Thanksgiving or any other cheesecake occasion. This vegan pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect combination of pumpkin pie and creamy cheesecake, but it’s completely dairy-free!

The creamy texture, flavours, and graham cracker type crust of this Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake will impress you. It’s the ideal vegan Thanksgiving treat or any other time of year when you crave pumpkin!

Almond Flour Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Almond Cookies are prepared with almond flour and dried fruit (cranberries and mango) and are ideal for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) Cookies are maybe the most memorable treat of the holiday season. That’s perhaps why cookie exchanges, informal parties where you get along with friends and family to test and compare your finest recipes, are so trendy during the winter months.

Apple Hand Pie

Do you want an easy and quick dessert dish? Look no further; this apple hand pie is perfect for you. Vegan apple hand pies are a delectable pastry filled with a sweet caramel filling prepared with almond butter. This vegan hand pie is created with simple ingredients such as almond flour and is topped with sweet honey crisp apples! These vegan and gluten-free hand pies are a treat that the whole family will love.

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Using only a few basic ingredients, you can make this gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust in no time at all. No chilling required! This pie crust is ideal for almost any type of pie!

Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust

This Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust recipe is simple to make and tastes just like regular pie crust. Only three components are used, besides salt and water. It’s the ideal pie crust substitute for all of your Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes. It’s melt-in-your-mouth wonderful and so simple to make that it’ll be ready in no time.

Conclusion on my favorite vegan desserts for Thanksgiving:

If you have a vegan diet or expect a vegan guest or two at your Thanksgiving dinner, make one of these delectable desserts so that everyone may finish their meal on a sweet note. Everyone, regardless of diet, will appreciate these holiday-worthy sweets, which range from classic pumpkin pie to cheesecake to cookies.

What Is The Most Popular Recipe For Thanksgiving?

Pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert for Thanksgiving, it is traditionally made by baking and pureeing fresh pumpkins along with warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg

More of my best vegan recipes:

We explored 20 delightful vegan dessert recipes perfect for Thanksgiving, showcasing that indulgence doesn’t have to come at the expense of dietary preferences. From classic pumpkin pies with a vegan twist to innovative treats like Apple Pie and sweet potato pie, each recipe promises to delight your taste buds while aligning with vegan principles.

These desserts not only cater to vegans but are also a hit with anyone looking for healthier, plant-based alternatives during the festive season. Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering or a small, intimate dinner, these vegan desserts are sure to add a touch of sweetness and joy to your Thanksgiving celebrations. So go ahead, try these recipes, and make your holiday table inclusive and deliciously unforgettable!

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