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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.

Cinnamon-Banana Nice Cream with Fruit Compote

The base for this dairy-free treat takes just a few minutes to whip up then sets in the freezer overnight. The compote…

cinnamon banana nice cream - fruity, dairy-free ice cream shown in a glass cup topped with chopped, cooked-down pears see recipe

Apple Pie Bars

Wholesome and perfectly sweet, these flavorful crisp-style apple pie bars make a homespun dessert that’s best eaten with a fork. Find more…

Vegan apple pie bar shown with a drizzling of cider glaze on a white dessert plate see recipe

Ruby Red Grapefruit Granita

Juicy red grapefruit brings complex flavor to this sparkly granita. For best results when making this frozen dessert, look for grapefruits that…

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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

Chocolate and Cherry Vegan Cobbler

Chocolate and cherries are a naturally delicious pairing. This vegan cobbler uses a combination of sweet and tart cherries for balanced flavor…

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler shown in a baking dish with serving spoon, with one serving on a plate shown with whipped cream topping see recipe

Persimmon Cake with Pistachios

Fuyu persimmons are best for these picture-perfect baby cakes. These fruits are similar to tomatoes in appearance and feel the same when…

Vegan persimmon baby cakes with pistachios see recipe

Almond-Oat Cookie Bars with Pumpkin Frosting

Canned pumpkin puree makes a great base for a luscious, naturally sweet frosting. Look for varieties in which pumpkin is the only…

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Polenta Cake with Apples and Cherry Compote

Applesauce and polenta form the base of this naturally sweet and perfectly moist vegan cake, which makes a gorgeous addition to any…

polenta apple cake 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

Easy Purple Sticky Rice Pudding

Purple sticky rice, a classic Thai dessert ingredient, is ideal for rice pudding. If you can’t find purple sticky rice, you can…

Easy Purple Sticky Rice Pudding see recipe

Triple Apple Cake

This apple cake is so delicious, sweet, and moist that people won’t believe it’s free of sugar, oil, and flour. It can…

triple apple cake vegan see recipe