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10 Best Vegan Desserts for Thanksgiving

Top-10 Vegan Desserts for Thanksgiving including the classic vegan pumpkin pie, pecan pie and apple pie, as well as creative marzipan pumpkins, pecan cheesecake and pumpkin chocolate pie!

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts Pinterest Collage.

Thanksgiving is so close and it’s time to make your mind about your vegan menu if you haven’t already! Keeping in mind that creating a vegan holiday menu might be tough, I came up with vegan Thanksgiving menu ideas to make your holiday season hassle-free!

Over the last few weeks I was posting everything you need for your vegan Thanksgiving menu, namely:

Today it’s the last post in this series and it covers vegan Thanksgiving desserts! From classic pumpkin pie to fancy gingerbread apple cranberry pie and lovely marzipan pumpkins, choose the one that appeals to you the most and make your guests drool!

Thanksgiving week is time to indulge yourself hands down. But these 10 desserts are on a healthy side so you don’t have to worry about one extra piece!

I have carefully selected these recipes from my fellow blogger friends to make sure you get a great choice of foolproof vegan dessert recipes for your Thanksgiving menu.

Whether you are looking for veganized classic Thanksgiving pies or maybe want to try something a little more creative like pecan cheesecake, I got you covered.

I didn’t include one of my favorite sweet holiday snacks – salted caramel candied walnuts, but they are totally worth making!

Get ready for the 50 best vegan Christmas recipes including my favorite German mulled wine (gluhwein).

Now let me introduce you to the 10 best vegan desserts for Thanksgiving. I’m dying to know which ones you plan to include in your menu 🙂 Let me know in the comments down below!


Vegan Desserts for Thanksgiving

1. Simple Vegan Pumpkin Pie by Healthy Happy Life

One of the best comfort food vegan desserts for Thanksgiving! And vegan pumpkin pie can be so easy to make. This pie uses raw cashews and a few other optional ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture. Various crust options include flour, graham or cookies – DIY your crust or buy them from the store for additional ease.

A Slice of Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Cream.

2. Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pie by Veganosity

There’s nothing like homemade apple pie! It just tastes better when it’s made with fresh ingredients from home. Our vegan pie crust is so flaky and the apples are perfectly cooked, full of cinnamon, and delicious. It makes one of the most well-loved vegan desserts for Thanksgiving!

Vegan apple pie with lattice crust.

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker

Pumpkin Cheesecake {Free From: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, and refined sugars} is one of the most beloved vegan desserts for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Cheesecake on a Dark Plate.

4. Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free) by Delightful Adventures

Looking for a dessert that’s a little different this holiday? Try this rich vegan chocolate pumpkin pie that’s packed with chocolate and pumpkin flavours and will become a new, welcome addition to your holiday table.

A Slice of Vegan chocolate pumpkin pie on a white plate next to a pumpkin.

5. Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars by Allergy Free Alaska

Decadent maple syrup and sweet dates combine to make a smooth and creamy filling for these Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars. Add some nutty chopped pecans, and a delicious shortbread crust – it’s a match made in heaven! 

Hand Taking the Upper Piece from The Stalk of Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars.

6. Gingerbread Apple Cranberry Vegan Pie by Orchids and Sweet Tea

Gingerbread Apple Cranberry Vegan Pie is the perfect sweet edition to the Fall season. Safely wrapped in a flaky, gingerbread crust and bursting with sweet-tart flavors from the apples and cranberry, this pie is a sure crowd pleaser, making this recipe the ultimate beginning of a sweet fall season!

A Slice of Gingerbread Apple Cranberry Vegan Pie with Lattice Crust.

7. Cranberry Cherry Crisp – Vegan & GF by Binky’s Culinary Carnival

Cranberry Cherry Crisp could truly not be easier and has the added bonus of being Vegan & Gluten Free! What a perfect holiday dessert, that is also pretty healthy! Lot of antioxidants and fiber!
Cranberry Crisp in a White Bowl.

8. Candied Pecan Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker

A delicious no-bake vegan cheesecake made with flavorful toasted, candied pecans (gluten-free).

Pecan pie cheesecake decorated with pine cones on a dark plate.

9. Gluten-Free Vegan Pecan Pie by Rhian’s Recipes

Gluten-Free Vegan Pecan Pie has a crispy, buttery crust and a fudgy, gooey filling and is loaded with toasty pecans. The pastry crust can be pressed in with your fingers, so there’s no need for a rolling pinor floured surface, and there’s no pre-baking required. It’s also refined sugar free and naturally sweetened with dates. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

A Cut of Vegan Pecan Pie with Lots of Pecans in the Filling.

10. Marzipan Pumpkins by Three Olives Branch

Festive vegan marzipan (almond paste) pumpkins perfect for decorating your sweets during fall/autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

Marzipan Pumpkins on Maple Leaves.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers! I’m so thankful I have you because your lovely feedback makes me write posts and create recipes for you. I’m living a dream thanks to you!

I hope the holiday season treats you well and you share some really great food with your loved ones!

Which one of these vegan Thanksgiving desserts would you like to make this year? Leave a comment below!

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Linda from Veganosity

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Every single one of those desserts look amazing! Thank you so much for including our apple pie recipe! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Thank you so much Linda! Happy Thanksgiving!

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About Elena Szeliga


Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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