Ten Splurge-Worthy Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts


Orange Blueberry Cheesecake by This Rawsome Vegan Life

I’ve been collecting Thanksgiving recipes for months so that I could wow my family with how good vegan food can be. As fate would have it, however; I’m not going home for Thanksgiving this year.

I’m not complaining; I’ve got a great reason for missing the holiday. Instead of spending our vacation time watching my family eat turkey, my husband and I are saving it so we can go to my sister’s wedding on December 27th and then to my brother’s wedding on January 4th.

Both my brother and my sister have found partners that I’m excited to welcome to our family and I’m delighted to celebrate with them. My sister even asked me to officiate her wedding. Due to stage fright, I hesitated, but in the end I accepted. My husband, an actor who loves to perform, is going to do it with me and we’ve got a fun routine planned out.

Anyway, it will likely be just me and my hubby for Thanksgiving so I doubt I’ll use many of the recipes I’ve collected. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them, however! Here’s ten Thanksgiving desserts that are sure to please.

Ten Splurge-Worthy Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

1. Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie by Post Punk Kitchen

No Thanksgiving dessert table is complete without pumpkin pie, and this Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie is rich and creamy with the perfect amount of autumn spices.


2. Raw Pumpkin Pie by A Vegan in Love

If you’re a raw foodie, you can still have pumpkin pie. This healthy, delicious Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie is to die for!


3. Gluten-free Vegan Pecan Pie by Deliciously Ella

If you’re cooking for gluten-sensitive people, then this Gluten-free Vegan Pecan Pie is your go to recipe.


4. Vegan Caramel Apple Pie by Healthy. Happy, Life.

If pumpkin and pecan are not your thing, then what about a Vegan Caramel Apple Pie?


5. Cranberry Grape Cheesecake by Sweetly Raw

Or if pie’s not your thing at all, then what about this lovely Cranberry Grape Cheesecake?


6. Orange Blueberry Cheesecake by This Rawsome Vegan Life

This Orange Blueberry Cheesecake also looks amazing!


7. Low Fat Chocolate Gingerbread Pudding by Healthy Vegan Recipes

If you’re watching your weight, this Low Fat Chocolate Gingerbread Pudding will satisfy you and your guests without guilt.


8. Pumpkin Biscotti by Veggiezest

Since I’m half Italian and my husband is full-blooded Italian, no family gathering feels right without biscotti. This Pumpkin Biscotti is a perfect Thanksgiving treat.


9. Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles by Life, Love & Lima Beans

These Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles are another guilt-free treat. The recipe is not vegan, but easy to veganize by replacing the butter with Earth Balance and using an egg replacer.


10. 3-Ingredient Fudge (oil free, butter free & nut free) by The Vegan 8

Some people think of fudge more as a Christmas dessert, but my attitude is that anytime is a great time for this chocolate treat. This 3-Ingredient Fudge is easy to whip up, allergy friendly and indulgent!


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About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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57 Responses to Ten Splurge-Worthy Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

  1. I love all of them, have you try all of them before? I wish I can make them as pretty as them!

    • I haven’t tried any of them yet!! I’m just collecting recipes for Thanksgiving that look really yummy. I’m with you, however; there’s no way I can make them look that pretty!!! Thanks for your comment – I appreciate it!! 🙂

  2. Ralph says:

    Oooh !! I am a definite splurge Snickerdoodle-ologist. My favourite is …umm… all of them !! 😉
    Please post a video of your fun routine Celeste …….go on !! Ralph xox 😀

    • My grandfather was a wine taster, but I think a Snickerdoodle-ologist would be even more fun (or maybe both jobs together!). And okay, I’ll post a video of the routine. I just hope I’m not blushing too much from stage fright!!! 🙂

      • Ralph says:

        I should have some of your Grandfather’s wine before you perform your routine if I was you …gets the butterflies drunk 😉 I am really looking forward to your video post so much that I may follow my follow 😀 I’m getting butterflies for you now 😉

    • It will be hard for me to have some of my grandfather’s wine since he’s been 6-feet under for years! But it’s a wedding, so the wine will be flowing. Oh, but that usually happens after the ceremony – darn!!

  3. All the decadent desserts look delicious but I’m eyeing up the low-fat chocolate gingerbread pudding!

  4. Reflections says:

    Love all the happy wedding news! Way better than eating ourselves sick for one day. We won’t have a traditional non-turkey day either here in Croatia. Enjoy the weddings and I hope you’ll post photos of your officiating.

    • Thanks for your thoughtful comment Florence! I’ll be honest, since going vegan I’m not crazy about going home for the holidays. It’s a challenge to be vegan on such occasions. I’ll probably post a video of my sister’s wedding (assuming I don’t get too nervous and stumble over my words too much!). Have a great day!!

  5. mmmarzipan says:

    Fabulous ideas! I am making a sugar-free vegan crumble for Halloween dessert tonight 🙂

  6. A very good collection. Will try some 🙂

  7. Gator Woman says:

    Happy Halloween to all~

  8. mangomouse says:

    oooooooohhhh….oh which ones to try…in a quandry now! Thanks, Celeste!

  9. neetukushi says:

    Oh wow! Mouth watering!

  10. Ramona P says:

    These desserts are so pretty it does not make sense! When’s the dessert party??! Thanksgiving is a interesting holiday for those who focus on plants because people expect the meat front and center. I’ve always liked the sides better, even back when I ate meat.

    • I’m with you! Even when I was eating meat, the Turkey was my least favorite item at the Thanksgiving meal. I’m hosting my second vegan Thanksgiving this year. I was a new vegan last year, so I was still learning how to cook and not everything turned out. I’m looking forward to feeding my omnivore friends and family vegan food this year, however. Thanks so much for your comment – I appreciate it!!! Celeste 🙂

  11. ahardrain says:

    I know this is a Turkey Day post but Happy Halloween 🙂

  12. naturalfuel says:

    Oh wow, thank you for these!!

  13. Celeste, I love your post! I am going to check these desserts to learn more about cooking/baking vegan. Thank you! 😛

    • I’m so excited to hear that Fae!! It really is easy to bake vegan. Eggs are easily replaced by using ground flax seeds that have been mixed with water and butter can be replaced with Earth Balance. Or if you want to make things really healthy, you can replace butter or oil with an avocado. Please let me know if you make any vegan items so I can highlight them on my blog! Happy Halloween! Celeste 🙂

  14. Adam Hughes says:

    Reblogged this on Freedom for Cetaceans and commented:
    Delicious recipes 🙂 Thank-You Celeste

  15. Celeste, thank you for all this variety of vegan dessert!
    I am bookmarking this post and will experiment soon, sure I’ll finally please my vegan friend’s palates!
    Have a wonderful day 🙂

  16. beautycalyptique says:

    ooooh. 1, 4 and 7 call my name. celeste, such a glorious “vegan recipe digest”! 😀 thank you!

  17. Lauzan says:

    Wow Celeste, they look all so delicious…I don’t know which one to try….;)

  18. v8mile says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I’ll be baking some desserts for the family this year.

  19. Thank you for posting the Snickerdoodle Recipe! All of these recipes look delicious! I can’t wait to try some 🙂

    • Haha, I just realized that the cookies are not vegan. Oh well, they’d be easy to veganize, so I added a note about that. They do look amazing, however!! I’m happy to share them. Celeste 🙂

  20. diahannreyes says:

    The vegan pecan gluten-free pie is my kind of yummy. Now I just have to buy me a food processor. 🙂

    • I don’t know if you have a Vitamix or other high speed blender, but that’s what I use in place of a food processor. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without my Vitamix – I use it every day!

      I’m chuckling to myself a bit at the moment because I’m remembering a funny post I read about things vegans say, and something like what I just said was on the list – haha! Have a lovely day girlfriend! 🙂

  21. Oh all of these desserts look and sound so tasty!

  22. Lorrie Wenzler says:

    Maybe you could make some of these desserts for New Year’s Eve.

  23. 2brokevegans says:

    What an amazing post!

  24. Oh, pinning this now. Delicious recipes. GFG posted a vegan pumpkin tart today that looked nice – check it out. Thank you for sharing. Vegan can certainly be tasty!

  25. The Vegan 8 says:

    Somehow I missed this post…been crazy around here…thank you for featuring my 3 ingredient fudge! I have won over all my non-vegan friends with it, you should try it, it’s SO EASY!! Everything on the list looks so delish!

    • I had to share your fudge recipe, it just looks amazing!! I haven’t made it yet, but with the holidays coming up I’m gonna try it for sure. And I hear you with life being crazy – I can soooo relate to that! 🙂

  26. the orange blueberry cheese cake looks really yummy.

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