Vegetarian and Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin cheesecake - reduced fat with tofu
Isn't this pumpkin cheesecake just beautiful?.

Looking for vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving menu ideas for dinner, including vegetarian and vegan sides, gravies, stuffing and dessert? Visit our complete guide to vegetarian Thanksgivings here.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

I've divided this list of Thanksgiving dessert recipes for vegetarians and vegans into three categories: pies, cheesecakes and miscellaneous, but that's really only one way to look at it.

There's pumpkin desserts, cranberry desserts, apple and other fall-themed desserts, chocolate desserts and some that cross over a few of those (chocolate pumpkin pie, anyone?)

While a simple pumpkin or apple pie may be the most traditional Thanksgiving dessert, and both can easily be made vegan, take a look at some of these other ideas and get inspired to whip up something memorable and special! 

Holiday Pies:

  • Easy Vegan Apple Pie Recipe Thanksgiving is complete without apple pie, so add this vegan apple pie recipe to your Thanksgiving menu!
  • Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Chocolate AND pumpkin? It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Pumpkin and chocolate actually make a great flavor combination, and this vegan chocolate pumpkin pie is a delectable treat perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving dessert.
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Pie It's not exactly traditional, but Thanksgiving is a great excuse to make this indulgent vegan dessert!
  • Egg-free Pumpkin Pie Make an eggless pecan pie for dessert using egg replacer, or, omit the whipped cream for a fully vegan version.
  • Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie A vegan version of the classic pumpkin pie recipe, using tofu as a binder instead of eggs.
  • Cranberry Apple Pie A Thanksgiving twist on classic American apple pie.
  • Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie A completely raw and vegan pumpkin pie recipe for raw foodists.
  • Reduced-fat double-crust Sweet Potato Pie A double-crust pie with only a tablespoon of butter. Use vegan margarine to keep it vegan.
  • Gourmet Chocolate Pecan Pie If pecan pie is traditional in your family, rather than pumpkin or apple, try this gourmet version with chocolate and maple syrup.
  • See also: More vegan pie recipes Not feeling traditional? Browse through even more vegan pie recipes, including peanut butter pie key lime pie and other fun non-traditional vegan pie recipes

Thanksgiving Cheesecake Recipes:

  • Banana Maple Rum Cheesecake Want to try your hand at this gourmet vegan cheesecake? It's quite simple and well worth the effort. Beautiful! 
  • Reduced fat pumpkin cheesecake An elegant pumpkin cheesecake with reduced fat cream cheese. (Pictured)
  • Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake A vegan pumpkin tofu cheesecake recipe that is super quick to prepare - just blend and bake!
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake A basic pumpkin cheesecake recipe with ginger, cinnamon and allspice.
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Just thinking about this Thanksgiving dessert makes my mouth water!

Miscellaneous Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas:

  • Vegan Pumpkin Pudding A thick and rich traditional-style pudding, made from pumpkin and soy milk.
  • Easy Pumpkin Pudding A simple Thanksgiving dessert idea made from pumpkin, thickener and soy milk.
  • Vegan Pumpkin Custard Serve topped with a bit of non-dairy whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Perfect for an unusual vegan Thanksgiving dessert.
  • Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake If you're bored with pumpkin pie, try out this vegan pumpkin cake recipe.
  • Apple Cinnamon Crisp A quick and easy recipe for apple crisp using cereal as a topping.
  • Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies If you're short on time, energy, or both, try these super-quick pumpkin cake mix cookies.
  • Vegan Apple Torte This vegan apple torte recipe makes for an elegant alternative to apple pie for your Thanksgiving dessert.
  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies Homemade gluten-free pumpkin cookies made with canned pumpkin, potato starch and rice flour.
  • Cranberry Pear Crumble A classic fruit crumble made with pears and cranberries as well as apples.
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies Chocolate and pumpkin is a heavenly Thanksgiving combination!

See also: