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Decadent Desserts

Yes, it’s possible to make phenomenal desserts without animal products, oil, or highly refined sweeteners. If you have any doubt, the proof is in the plant-based pudding—and cupcakes, brownies, pies, cakes, nice creams, and crumbles. Our curated collection of vegan dessert recipes offers countless ways to satisfy that sweet tooth while still nourishing your health. Plenty of these treats are even better when prepared a day or two in advance, making them perfect for entertaining.

No-Bake Cranberry Pear Tart

I created this tasty dessert one holiday when there was no room in the oven to bake one more thing. The filling…

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Purple Potato Cake with Autumn Fruits

Purple potatoes lend tenderness and unexpected color to this rustic cake. If you don’t have purple potatoes, use any sweet potatoes or…

Purple Potato Cake for Wordpress see recipe

Cranberry-Stuffed Hasselback Apples

For a new twist on stuffed baked apples, cut the fruit hasselback-style and fill the crevices with a ginger-laced fruit-and-nut mixture. You can…

Hasselback Stuffed Baked Apples see recipe

Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberry-Cherry Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce

These delicious vegan pancakes are perfect served with fresh fruit or maple syrup, but if you want to make them into an…

vegan pancakes see recipe

Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet potatoes accounted for 60 percent of the Okinawan diet until about 1950. This slightly sweetened preparation is delicious and can serve…

sweet potato bites see recipe

Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

Bring those fond memories of state fairs and fall festivals back to life—or make some new autumn memories of your own—with a…

vegan caramel apples see recipe

Almond-Poppy Seed Cake

This festive and hearty cake is not only delicious, but very fragrant. Its few ingredients and steps make for easy preparation, and…

vegan, plant-based, almond, poppy-seed, cake see recipe

Rice Pudding with Mixed Berry Sauce

Chia seeds undergo a remarkable transformation when soaked in water— they plump up and develop a jellylike coating, making them a wonderful…

The layers of this vegan rice pudding recipe have a lovely effect when you taste it, with creamy pudding, crunchy chia seeds, and sweet-tart berry sauce. see recipe

Silky Vegan Chocolate Pie

This vegan chocolate pie recipe gets its silky-smooth texture from an unexpected ingredient: steamed acorn squash. To save time, you can substitute…

Chocolate Pie see recipe

Caramel Apples

When I gave up processed and refined sweeteners I never thought I would be able to enjoy a caramel apple again, until…

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Pineapple-Vanilla Granita

Lightly sweet and totally refreshing, this frozen dessert has a coarser, slushier texture than sorbet. This easy granita recipe requires only five…

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Jeweled Avocado-Chocolate Pudding

Avocado goes incognito in this luscious, creamy vegan pudding that takes all of five minutes to whip up. Pomegranate seeds are the…

Vegan chocolate avocado pudding in white ramekins sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and orange slices see recipe